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Using JSTL in scriplets - compile error

Raj Puri
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Joined: Apr 24, 2003
Posts: 189
I am learning JSTL and find useful using c:sql tag. But if I use it in
JSP pages that have function declaration like below I get comiple error. Are we not allowed to use JSTL in Java code. Reallyn when I look at java fiel in work directory it seems compile error.:

String convertResultsToSelect () throws SQLException
<sql:setDataSource var="example" scope="application"
url="jdbc racle:thin:@locathost:8080 rcl"
<sql:query dataSource="${example}" var="empList" scope="request">
SELECT * FROM test_object


return "sb";
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Just like any other tags, you cannot embed JSTL tags in scriptlet code.

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Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
Posts: 2874
Moreover, JSTL meant to avoid the use of scriplets. Use as less scriptlets as you can. Most of the time we dont need those classic scriplets.
Satish SN
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Joined: Apr 19, 2005
Posts: 70
Hi Rajesh

Infact JSTL was developed to make the view (JSP) make it readable and also to keep it clean from the usual scriplet logic for that they provided some tag-libs for doing normal if,for and also logical operations along with sql operations infact i found out that it is still evolving and we can expect some more useful tags.

Satish SN<br />SCJP 1.4 & SCWCD 1.4
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