May 1st, 2012, 12:55 PM
Spring WebFlow view actions and action actions (like OfBiz)
I was just wondering if it is possible to separate "view" related actions from "action" related actions. I was looking at OfBiz and I was impressed the way they had the actions separated. Typically "action" actions are related to change in the state of the system (persisting an entity etc...) and "view" related action are related to fetching data to populate parts of the screen (like portal).
Is there a way we can separate actions pertaining to just data retrieval and actions (when the user submits a form or click a link) to persist changes.
In OfBiz they separate this, be separating "request handling" and "view handling". Unfortunately OfBiz doesn't have support for Spring framework if we want to combine OfBiz framework(actually they don't have IOC capability) with Spring framework to take advantage of the strengths of both frameworks.
If this feature is not there, id it possible to create a JIRA ticket for future enhancement.