Hi,

We are in the process of moving our applications from JSP to Wicket.
Right now we're writing a framework with BasePages and base components to 
build on and are
learning Wicket "on the fly".

The BasePage contains a HeaderPanel which renders the "Headline" of the 
page:

<!-- BasePage.java -->
   public BasePage() {

        super();
        .
        .
        header = new HeaderPanel("header", getHeaderImagePath());
        add(header);

}


We then subclass BasePage and implement getHeaderImagePath() which is 
abstract.
HeaderPanel reads the header from a .properties file and uses a different 
resourceKey
depending on what "mode" the page is in. E.g. if the page is in "edit 
mode", the HeaderPanel
tries to read editHeadline, and if the page is in "view mode" the 
HeaderPanel tries to read
viewHeadline:

<!-- Extract from HeaderPanel.java constructor -->
add(new Label("viewHeadline",
                new StringResourceModel("viewHeadline",
                this, model)) {

            @Override
            public boolean isVisible() {
                return getMode() == Mode.VIEW;
            }
        }.setRenderBodyOnly(true));


<!-- SubclassPage.java -->
public class SubclassPage extends BasePage
        public  SubclassPage() {
 
                super();

        }
}


Now for the "problem":

We would like to be able to read the localization properties from the Page 
_Subclass_ .properties file.
This apparently won't work because the HeaderPanel is added in BasePage, 
and uses
that as "parent component" to HeaderPanel in the StringResourceModel.

Of course we can create methods like getViewHeadline() and force the Page 
subclass to
implement/override them, but is there a better way? 

Is it possible to get the values from the Page Subclass .properties file?

Thanks!

Regards,
Leo

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