I am new to JSTL and I am having problems with code segments like the one bellow. The code uses resource bundles. If I remove the lines marked with an asterisk (*) the code runs (but it does not show strings from the bundles (because the fmt:bundle is removed). Instead strings with questiomarks and the keys are shown like ???[key]???. If i use the *sked lines the screen turns white as if nothing I printed. I am using Oracle10g Application server and Java 1.4 sdk. I cannot see the error where adding these two lines..