Re: jsp:getProperty question

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:51:56 -0400
Arne Vajh?j wrote:

Ken wrote:

I am trying to follow a sun tutorial for creating custom tags. (The
tutorial can be found here if needed:

The issue:
The documentation here (
syntaxref11.fm10.html) states that I _must_ create or locate a bean
with <jsp:useBean> before I use <jsp:getProperty> on that bean. Now
in the Sun example the <jsp:getProperty> is not referencing the bean
from <jsp:useBean> but one from a custom tag.

If this is possible what requirements need to fulfilled so I can make
sure I am fulfilling them? I have done quite a bit of normal Java
programming but having just started with JSPs I'm finding the new
functionality magical.

I assume that the text is let us call it incomplete.

The bean need to be available in one of the scopes.

The only way of doing that in pure JSP is to use the useBean tag.

But you can also make it available from scriptlet Java code or from a
servlet or from some code called by a servlet.

BTW, with EL then I would consider the getProperty tag to be

Well not quite true. If you set the property with something other
than page scope then it apparantly has be with useBean !

(at least with my Tomcat version)


<%@ page import="test.C" %>
request.setAttribute("v1a", new C("foo"));
session.setAttribute("v2a", new C("foo"));
application.setAttribute("v3a", new C("foo"));
pageContext.setAttribute("v4a", new C("foo"));
<jsp:useBean id="v1b" scope="request" class="test.C"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="v1b" property="s" value="bar"/>
<jsp:useBean id="v2b" scope="session" class="test.C"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="v2b" property="s" value="bar"/>
<jsp:useBean id="v3b" scope="application" class="test.C"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="v3b" property="s" value="bar"/>
<jsp:useBean id="v4b" scope="page" class="test.C"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="v4b" property="s" value="bar"/>
foo<jsp:getProperty name="v1b" property="s"/><br/>
foo<jsp:getProperty name="v2b" property="s"/><br/>
foo<jsp:getProperty name="v3b" property="s"/><br/>
<jsp:getProperty name="v4a" property="s"/><jsp:getProperty name="v4b"


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