Originally posted by Brock Yates: Sorry about the hi-jack.
No prob, it just makes it difficult to handle different issues differntly when they're ganged up in the same topic.
I thought that since my hashmap is located in a struts action class I would have to use struts tags to retrieve it in the JSP.
Not so. Scoped variables are available to the JSP in the same way regardless of how they are set by the server-side code.
I'm certainly not opposed to using EL-tags if its a more suitable solution.
There's the rub. It's not an issue whether you are using Struts actions or not, but it might be an issue about how things play together on the JSP. Mixing Struts and non-Struts might have consequences.
I'm not 100% sure as I'm new to JSP and a little out of my element.
If you are new to JSP, then (in my opinion, of course) you should not be using Struts until you have a much better idea about how Servlets and JSP work. At which point you are in a much better position to use a framework, or even decide if you need to use one at all. Assuming you have a choice, of course.