Re: JSF 1.2

lewbloch <>
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:32:35 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 13, 11:17 am, Chris Riesbeck <> wrote:

On 7/13/2011 3:03 AM, Pif - 34 wrote:


I'm working on a project based on JSF1.2. In a XHTML document, I must
call a method using a parameter.

So, since this is not possible directly using standard syntax, I would
like to know if one of following solutions is possible that cut be
usefull in my code:

- use an include of a JSP template that do the code I need to place ? I=


a <html ... > doc, you can only include <html subdocs ?

- include a JSP tag in the <html> that allow to place javacode ?

Do you have Id of workarounds ?

For just one such method, you can create a function you can call in the
JSP expression language. Just two steps:

   - in an appropriate class, define a static method
   - in a TLD file, declare the function

Details at

If I have many such methods, I define one "call" method in some utility
class (error checking code removed) and the associated TLD

   public static Object call(final Object obj, final String methodNam=


final Object arg)
   throws IllegalAccessException, InvocationTargetException,
NoSuchMethodException {
    return obj.getClass()
              .getMethod(methodName, arg.getClass())
              .invoke(obj, arg);

then I can write expressions like the following, where au is the prefix
for my tag library:

    "${au:call(user, 'getDomainRoles', domain)}"

to call user.getDomainRoles(domain)

Why are people discussing JSP when the OP states that the problem is

There are other ways, too - for example, set a member variable in a
page-level bean instead of passing a method argument.

I thought EL allowed passing arguments to methods. I will have to
research this. It's a problem I've faced before but I don't remember
the solution off the top of my head. I'll be back on that.


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