I'm trying to understand somebody's else Struts 2 code and I'm stuck with a data passing problem.
I know that on a JSP page, if you use a
<s:textfield name="something" ... /> tag, than struts2 will try to call
setSomething(...) automatically in the action class.
I'm now seeing this type of code:
<s:textfield name="item.name" ... />
and I'm wondering, how does this
. (dot) work? I have a method called
setItem() in my action class, and the object that is being set in that method has a
setName() method, but apparently this doesn't work. What does the dot mean between item and name and how do I use it correctly to instantiate the item and set it's name?
PS: The item object that is being set in
setItem() in my action class has an empty