Originally posted by Kenny Johnson: That sounds like a really dumb idea.
Easy there, Kenny. We don't know exactly what the idea is so it's a little early to pass judgement. I'm sure there are applications where part in GWT (complex user interface) and part in Swing (customizing documents) would make sense. It really depends on what Mark's team leader has in mind.
I haven't seen much GWT traffic here. You may be better off searching or posting in the GWT newsgroup, since those folks will have more experience with GWT. Pure speculation: Since Struts Actions are supposed to be very simple affairs which just connect business logic objects together, and GWT's server side is pretty much the same thing for AJAX, it should be a simple affair for them both to use the same back end business logic and persistence layers. I have no idea how you'd use the Struts front-end controller, which is what it sounds like you want to do.