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Sree Jag
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Joined: Oct 14, 2003
Posts: 77
Hi all,
Can we use nested tags in Struts?
For example, i have a drop down menu. the current value of that dropdown comes from a property of a value object which is an element of a collection of custom value objects.
here's the code for that:
<logic:iterate id="testInfo" name="applicantForm" property="applicantTestInfo">

<html:select property="testId">
<html ption value="<bean:write name="testInfo"

<html ptions collection="testCodes" property="key" labelProperty="value"/>
In the above snippet, i am not able to use the nested <bean:write tag in the html ption value tag.
Can anyone suggest how to use nested tags?
Thanks in advance,

Sree Jag<br />SCJP 1.4
Junilu Lacar

Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 6529

No, you can't nest tags that way; and that's not a Struts limitation, it's true for JSP tags in general. This question has come up a number of times before. Please do a search in this forum or in the JSP forum for suggestions on how to get around this (search for "nested tags") .

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