Workflow Extension Overview

If you found, that Struts is a great framework that can support your develoment, if you found that the MVC-Design paradigm is the right way to design stable and failure safe web applications, then you will find this extension to be a tremendously useful tool.

  • prevent the user from accidental double-submits, when hitting the browser's reload button
  • prevent the user from entering a sequence of actions in the middle, while you expect him to execute them in a pre-defined order (e. g. because you need to rely on session data that has been stored in previous actions)
  • support the implementation of generic action sequences that can be reused in various contexts (e. g. a confirmation dialog that can be used when the user is about to delete something as well as when he requests some other irreversible action)
  • cleaning up session attributes (e. g. removing session scope forms), when the user finishes or breaks out of a sequence of actions
  • prevent the user from breaking out of a sequence of actions you don't want him to (e. g. if you want him to answer a confirmation dialog with either "yes" or "no" and not allow him to leave it in a different way)
  • As there has been quite some misunderstanding in the past, what the Struts Workflow Extension is all about, here is, what this package is not: It is not a workflow engine to model business processes!


    Release Notes TBD

    Javadoc API TBD