Here's an example of the kind of problem I have all the time with JSPs:
I have a Date object stored as a request-scoped attribute. In the web-page itself I want to show something like:
Year 1978, Month 6, Day 30
Extracting these fields in Java code is trivial, but how do I do it in a JSP without resorting to scriptlet code? I can't use a static method and call it via EL, because there's no way to pass parameters to these methods. I suppose I could write my own tag library, but that seems like an awful lot of trouble for something so simple, any suggestions?
(BTW, if anyone knows of a tag library that already provides the date functionality required, please let me know.)