Re: Tomcat 5.5 JSP EL evaluation: what?

Owen Jacobson <>
Wed, 03 May 2006 14:30:05 GMT
On Wed, 03 May 2006 00:10:43 -0700, steen wrote:

Owen Jacobson wrote:

<%@ taglib uri="" prefix="c" %>
<%@ taglib uri="" prefix="fn" %>
<title>Short, Simple Complete Compilable Code</title>


From the tutorial and the JSTL docs, requesting
http://..../hello1/?username=Pennywise should print "Pennywise" on the
page. Instead, it's printing the expression itself: ${param.username}


Try changing the ${param.username} to <c:out value="${param.username}"
because the way your jsp looks now, you're just asking it to print the
string "${param.username}", but by calling the c:out tag magic things
will happen.
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According to the JSP spec that's not actually necessary in JSP 2.0.
The JSTL docs seem to confirm that; c:out makes it possible to work with
EL in JSP prior to JSP 2.0.

I think.

Version soup in here.

Anyways, point is, that didn't work either. What *did* work is using a
set of attributes on <web-app> including version="2.4"; the example as
downloaded has version="2.5".

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