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Can Spring Web Flow 2 work with Non- Spring MVC application?

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I am working on evaluating Spring Web Flow for handling conversational flows in the web application that is currently used. Currently, the web application that we are using is a custom company developed MVC framework that was developed 10+ years back when there was no Spring MVC or Struts etc. There is a ControllerServlet in the application which is currently doing the work of managing the requests, similar to DispatcherServlet of Spring MVC.

Now, we want to take advantage of the Spring Web Flow features and renew the application and ease the developers life. I would like to know from all you people out here who had similar experiences in the past of migrating legacy MVC application to Spring Web Flow.

Some of the questions which come naturally to my mind are:

  • Configuration changes to web.xml? or adding a spring related xml file?
  • Any changes that we need to make to the JSP's? I am assuming Spring Web Flow will require me to make changes in the JSP's. What do you guys feel?
  • How could we get rid of the ControllerServlet? or better yet ask the ControllerServlet to refer to Spring Web-Flow for all the requests?
  • If Spring Web Flow is replacing the ControllerServlet, what happens to all the code that is written in it? what equivalenet of Spring Web Flow do we need to write?

  • Please suggest the configurations and / or changes which I should be looking at to take this into right direction.

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