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Alan Hermin
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Hi all........
i am working with JSP 1.2
i have request attribute that get either "0" or "1" as Strings...
and i have JSTL c:when like this: can i make the test attribute if when tag works successfully..???
remember:i am working with JSP 1.2..

[ July 18, 2006: Message edited by: Ala'a Hendi ]
Stefan Evans

Joined: Jul 06, 2005
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Ok, couple of things.
Request attributes are always objects.
You say it is a string, so you need to do a string comparision: use the .equals() method.

<c:when test='<%= request.getAttribute("myAtt").equals("1) %>'>

Second thing - why are you using <%= expr %> with JSTL tags?
YOu are losing the power of the expression language.
Using an EL expression, it becomes much simpler:

<c:when test="${requestScope.myAtt == 1}">

Much easier to read don't you think?
Gregg Bolinger
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He's using expressions because he is using JSP 1.2 and not 2.0.

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Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
He's using expressions because he is using JSP 1.2 and not 2.0.

Still not necessary. The EL was introduced with the JSTL 1.0 for JSP 1.2. There's no reason to be using scriplets as attributes to the JSTL tags for this type of access.

Of course, in JSP 1.2 the EL is confined to the JSTL actions.
[ July 18, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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