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jsp customtag as an attribute?

Markus Meier

Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 2
Hi Folks
Does anybody know, if I can use a CustomTag as a value of an attribute for an other CustomTag?
something like this?
<ejob:CheckboxTag translator="CarTranslator" field="<ejob:CheckboxTag column='DRIVING_LICENCE' />" />
...may the source be with you

-----<BR>...may the source be with you
Simon Brown
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Joined: May 10, 2000
Posts: 1913
Attributes can be a primitive type or any Java object, and they can be set statically (i.e. hard-coded in the JSP) or dynamically at request-time using JSP expressions. At the moment, using tags as attributes isn't possible.
What you can so though is make your tags co-operate in other ways. For example, you could nest your tags, or make them share information (implicitly or explicitly) through scripting variables on the page, or even the HTTP session.
Alternatively, take a look at some of the Standard TagLib stuff going on over at , or the summary that's available on the Wrox Press website at . It has its own "expression language" for accessing variables, etc.
Hope that helps...
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