I have a servlet which creates an object "jdbcAdapter" (from examples in JDK). I put the object into a session variable and get this object in a JSP page. When the JSP is being compiled, the line "String sColumnName = jdbcAdapter.getColumnName[col];" comes up as an error with "Attempt to reference method getColumnName in class JDBCAdapter as an instance variable.". I use other methods in this class which don't generate an error like this. Anybody have any ideas on the cause?