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using a bean and jsp problem

mary sarami

Joined: Feb 11, 2001
Posts: 25
I am trying to use a bean in my jsp pages.
The bean will use the getServletPath, I think.
Below is the bean to get the url. If it is a -e.jsp or a -e.html if you click the link, it should switch it to the exact page in the opposite language -f.jsp or -f.html
on my jsp page I have:
<jsp:useBean id="toggle" class="ToggleBean" scope = "request"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="toggle" property="oldAddress" value="language-e.jsp">
<a href = "<jsp:getProperty name="toggle" property="newAddress"/>Fran�ais</a>
and the ToggleBean:
import java.util.*;
public class ToggleBean
String oldAddress = null;
String newAddress = null;
public String getoldAddress()
return oldAddress; //method not used
public void setoldAddress(String str)
oldAddress = str;
public String getnewAddress()
return newAddress;
public void setnewAddress(String str)
newAddress = str; //method not used
private void toggleAddress()
String str = oldAddress;
if(!((str.endsWith(".htm")) | | (str.endsWith(".jsp")) | | (str.endsWith(".html"))))
{ //This program is to be used only for files names ending with .htm, .html or .jsp
newAddress= null;

int pos = str.lastIndexOf('.');
if(pos < 0){ newAddress= null; return;}
char langCode = str.charAt(pos-1);
if(langCode =='e')
StringBuffer sb =new StringBuffer(str);
newAddress = sb.toString();
StringBuffer sb =new StringBuffer(str);
newAddress = sb.toString();
newAddress= null;
What is wrong? I get the below error.
javax.servlet.ServletException: Exception thrown running XT: Expected "" to terminate element starting on line 2.
org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Expected "" to terminate element starting on line 2.
Manjunath Reddy
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 26, 2001
Posts: 60
Terminate element is missing in your bean property declaration. The bean property setting should be defined as
<jsp:setProperty name="bean" property="prop" param="prop"/>
I agree. Here's the link:
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