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Expression Language eating my head

Rohit Sajan
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Joined: Jun 15, 2006
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Finished EL chapter in HFSJ. Most of the questions answered wrongly in Mock exam. Very difficult to remember those syntax and other things wrt EL. In real exam will there be much question on EL ?
Charles Lyons
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Given it's one of the most important new features of J2EE 1.4, I would expect several questions to appear... probably wrapped up in standard/custom tags as well! EL is not a difficult topic once you get used to it - it's a little like trying to pass a mini-SCJP exam in that you have to learn the syntax and operators carefully. Once that's done however, it should become much easier. I would suggest creating a few test JSPs and just trying ideas out - all you need to do is deploy and run a single JSP containing your EL test expressions.

Charles Lyons (SCJP 1.4, April 2003; SCJP 5, Dec 2006; SCWCD 1.4b, April 2004)
Author of OCEJWCD Study Companion for Oracle Exam 1Z0-899 (ISBN 0955160340 / Amazon Amazon UK )
Shivani Chandna
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Joined: Sep 18, 2004
Posts: 380
You can see the site :

Mikalai Zaikin EL Notes

to get a quick and simplified overview to EL.

For details look up JSP Specs.


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Christophe Verré

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In real exam will there be much question on EL ?

Yes, there are quite a few because it's an important topic.

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