Grails: How to access action/controller/param inside a service

Use case

Even though a service should be stateless and application-/context-independent, I needed to access the current controller and action from inside a service class.
Namely I have a URL-Service, which provides various kinds of dynamic URL methods. One of these methods is a createLink-clone (I got that from here).
Further I want both the controller and the action to get set dynamically in case one of those parameters is not specified.


For this I need to get the current context’s attributes.


Finally, this is the createLink method:

def createLink( def controller, def action, def params ) {
  def g = new org.codehaus.groovy.grails.plugins.web.taglib.ApplicationTagLib()
  def link = g.createLink(
                controller: controller?:RequestContextHolder.currentRequestAttributes().params[ "controller" ],  
                action: controller?:RequestContextHolder.currentRequestAttributes().params[ "action" ],  
                params: params?:[], absolute: 'true' 
  return link

Side note

But please have in mind that in some special cases the params-map might not contain the values for controller/action/params. So you’d better provide a fallback-functionality.

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