Is there a difference between scope=request and scope=page in Standard Action?
one request can be used with several JSP with RequestDispatcher.include(), so scope=request is wider than scope=page for me
posted 7 years ago
..er I think you've answered your own question.
With a scope of page on a <jsp:usebean the bean is only available to the page so for example if you use the <jsp:include action to include the result from another jsp page, the included jsp won't have access to the bean.
On the other hand the scope of request is a wider scope. It allows not only the current page, BUT anything else that shares the same request i.e. a <jsp:include or <jsp:forward page to access the instantiated bean.