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I guess if there are not at least a class and a id parameter in the <jsp:usebean >, the container is not able to translate the tag into the Servlet code that declares and possibly defines the corresponding javabean: they are the required info defining the class and name of the object => translation error sounds logical in that case.
do you also get an error when you specify id, class and an illegal stuff like beanName ?
(yeah, I could try it myself, but it's midnight here...)
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