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jsp:setProperty versus bean set method

Winston Smith
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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Hi All,
Assume I have a bean called Dog, with an attribute called age.
When assigning a value to age, what are the differences between using:
1.) <jsp:setProperty name="Dog" property="age" value="12" />
2.) Dog.setName("12");
I realize when using (2), you have to include the bean in the jsp page, but are there any other differences?

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Joined: Jul 06, 2001
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The only difference is that with 1), the bean will be created automatically if it doesn't exist in the scope that you defined in your jsp:useBean tage.
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