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Using JSP Code in a variable

JohnDunning
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Joined: Feb 10, 2006
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Hi, for starters I'll mention that I am new to Java/JSP.

I am trying to store the results of an XSL Tranformation as a variable, but the embedded JSP code in the transformation result is not being evaluated -- it is basically just being spat out as a string.

Does anyone know of a way (with examples, preferably) of having a variable contain markup with executable JSP expressions? The reason I am using a variable is that it's not allowed to write files to the server

For example, the pseudo-code from the XSLT result might be:

<!-- variable in 'head.inc' file, included by many JSPs -->
<tr>
<td>Hello <%=user%></td>
<td><%if (referringPage='login.jsp'){%>welcome back<% }else{ %>Register<%}%>
</td>
</tr>

This is being developed using RAD for WebSphere.

TIA,
John
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As to your question: no. JSP markup is evaluated during the translation phase of the JSP life cycle. Once you reach execution phase, the opportunity for translation is long past.

You might find this article helpful.
[ February 10, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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