You want a centralized access point for presentation-tier request
- You want to avoid duplicate control logic.
- You want to apply common logic to multiple requests.
- You want to separate system processing logic from the view.
- You want to centralize controlled access points into your system.
Use a Front Controller as the initial point of contact for handling
all related requests. The Front Controller centralizes control logic that
might otherwise be duplicated, and manages the key request handling activities.
- Servlet Front Strategy
- JSP Front Strategy
- Command and Controller Strategy
- Physical Resource Mapping Strategy
- Logical Resource Mapping Strategy
- Dispatcher in Controller Strategy
- Base Front Strategy
- Filter Controller Strategy
- Centralizes control
- Improves manageability
- Improves reusability
- Improves role separation
- Intercepting Filter
Both Intercepting Filter and Front Controller describe ways to centralize
control of certain aspects of request processing.
- Application Controller
Application Controller encapsulates the action and view management code
to which the controller delegates.
- View Helper
View Helper describes factoring business and processing logic out of
the view and into helper objects and a central point of control and
dispatch. Control-flow logic is factored forward into the controller
and formatting-related code moves back into the helpers.
- Dispatcher View and Service
Dispatcher View and Service to Worker represent different usage patterns.
Service to Worker is a controller-centric architecture, highlighting
the Front Controller, while Dispatcher View is a view-centric architecture.