Re: JSTL using EL does not display EL values

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Fri, 5 Sep 2008 07:43:45 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 4, 7:05 pm, Chris Riesbeck <> wrote: wrote:


<%@ taglib prefix="c" uri="" %>

    String titleText = MyProperties.getValue(MyProperties.CONFIG,

<c:import url="/header.jsp" context="/common" >
   <c:param name="title" value="${titleText}" />

This is a test to show <b><%= titleText %></b> = <b>${titleText}</b=


However, when I run this script, I see only the following:

This is a test to show User Registration =

Am I missing an important step?

Yes. EL doesn't access local Java variables, only objects stored on one
of the scopes (request, session, page application). First example I
found of what to do (for page scope):

I don't see the value of titleText

that's because I forgot an important step:

   String titleText = MyProperties.getValue(MyProperties.CONFIG,
   pageContext.setAttribute("titleText", titleText);

<c:import url="/header.jsp" context="/common" >
  <c:param name="title" value="${pageScope.titleText}" />

when I use EL to attempt to display it. The web module's web.xml
deployment descriptor indicates I am using version 2.4 of the XSD as
well as that I am using JSP 2.0 with JSTL 1.2. Deploying onto
WebSphere 6.0.

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