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Stuck on EL syntax for request values on child page

Melinda Savoy
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I have a parent JSP page that I am trying to pass specific values to hidden fields via a js function to a child page. I am thinking I have the syntax incorrect because the child page shows in the viewSource option off the browser only a "" value and not what I am trying to pass in. When I do a viewSource on the parent page it shows the values just fine.

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my JS function in the parent page:



Here is my child JSP page:


[ April 23, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Bear Bibeault
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In the following:



what is request?

I do not see where you set up anything to define a scoped variable named "request".


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Melinda Savoy
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Bear,

You are correct. There is no variable defined for scope. I thought that is what I would use to acquire the values from the parent page where the js code sat.

Therefore the reason for my question. How do I get the values from the parameters set in the url when I go to the child page?

Thanks.
Bear Bibeault
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The syntax for getting request parameters, no matter how they are set, is:



You do have a copy of the JSP Spec handy, right?
Melinda Savoy
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Bear,

Thanks so much for your help. This is my first solo JSP.

It's appreciated.
Bear Bibeault
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My pleasure. But really, grab yourself a copy of the JSP Spec -- if for nothing else than as a reference to the EL. Otherwise, you're flying blind.
 
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