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**SOLVED** tag handler outputting localised text - how to do this?

Edward Winchester
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Joined: Sep 16, 2009
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Hello,

Solved (see bottom of message).

Been trying to find out how to output localised text from my tag handler. My handler extends SimpleTagSupport. This is the road I've gone down: After some searching I found the class LocaleSupport which says:

This class may be useful to any tag handler implementation that needs to produce localized messages. For example, this might be useful for exception messages that are intended directly for user consumption on an error page.

Sounds ideal! However all 4 methods of LocaleSupport require a javax.servlet.jsp.PageContext as their first parameter. I can't find out how to get an instance of this type. calling getJspContext() in my tag handler gives me a JspContext which is a superclass of PageContext.

Hope someone can help me with this! Perhaps there's a more direct, better way?

Thanks,

Ed


Solution:
Rather than extending from SimpleTagSupport, I extended my tag handler from BodyTagSupport. I could still specify (in the TLD file) that the handler expects an empty body. Subclasses of BodyTagSupport get access to the pageContext variable which is exactly what needs to be supplied as the first parameter to the LocaleSupport methods.
 
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