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error in ArrayList in JSP

Mimi Tam
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Joined: Mar 05, 2010
Posts: 121
Dear all,

I could not find exactly what I need to know in order to fix this problem. Hope someone can help me out.

In my Controller (names in code below changed for proprietary reasons):

In my JSP:

I got compile errors on my JSP:

Invalid attribute (items)
Invalid attribute (value)


Do I need to do .setAttributes for item, if so, how?
Is this the right way to pass an ArrayList to the View (from ModelAndView)?
Why am I getting these errors and how can they be solved?

Thanks very much in advance.

Lorand Komaromi
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Joined: Oct 08, 2009
Posts: 276
Did you add the JSTL taglib directive to your JSP?

Are the JSTL jars in WEB-INF/lib? Your code looks fine to me...

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Mimi Tam
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Joined: Mar 05, 2010
Posts: 121
Thank you Lorand.

I have this as a separate file (include.jsp):

and I included it my JSPs that referenced these taglibs:

but its not working

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

First, replace

with .

See this FAQ to understand why. (but this is probably not going to solve your problem)

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