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Using JSTL/EL to access page variable

Steve J Holmes

Joined: Feb 08, 2008
Posts: 4
I know that EL is working (2.4 DTD on weblogic 9.2) as ${pageContext.request.requestURI} is rendering correctly, but I'm having difficulty declaring a variable in the page and referencing it later on, specifically:

boolean myBoolean = true;


<cut value="${pageScope.myBoolean}" />

I've got jstl-1.1.jar and standard-1.1.jar deployed in my WEB-INF/lib

Thanks in advance
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Your variable needs to be bound to one of the scope objects (like request) before it can be accessed from EL.

Why are you trying to mix the two?
[ February 08, 2008: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]

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Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Indeed. The JSTL and EL, meant to eradicate scriptlets, are purposefully designed to not interact with scripting variables.

pageScope does not address scripting variables, but scoped variables placed into page scope.

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