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JSP Expression Tag Vs JSTL Expression Language

Chetan Pandey
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Joined: Aug 01, 2005
Posts: 31
Hi All:

We all know that Java Scriptlets, Declarations etc should not included in JSP Pages as they make Code appear like Clutter , becomes debugging nightmare etc.

But I want to know how I can do something like the following in JSTL EL.

Line 1: can be managed as
<c:set var="oUser" value=${sessionScope.userObject} />

But then how do I call generateMenu() etc.

The Question boils down to how does one call functions which may or may not be in any scope example static methods.

For example:

how do I do the following in EL:

<%= com.MyObj.staticFinalString %>

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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You don't. The EL purposefully has no ability to call general methods. If you find yourself needing to, it's a good sign that your JSP is trying to do a job that should have been handled by the page controller.
[ December 03, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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