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That’s a terrible blog post title, I know. Nevertheless, I just burned 90 minutes trying to figure out why a simple Spring MultiActionController setup left me with an error: “No request handling method with name ‘list’ in class.” Google was little help, so I resorted to Bing.

Eventually, I found a buried forum response with my exact problem, I had referenced the wrong package’s type! If you’re running in to this, make sure you do this:

import org.springframework.web.servlet.ModelAndView;

and not this:

import org.springframework.web.portlet.ModelAndView;

This will teach me to be more mindful of what Eclipse decides to add for me automatically.

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