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Kick off localization in JSF

Russell Bateman
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Joined: Feb 26, 2008
Posts: 69
In my .jsp, I've got:

...and running the file I see

Caused by:
org.apache.jasper.el.JspPropertyNotFoundException - /login.jsp(22,8) '#{msg.catalog.title}' Property 'title' not found on type java.lang.String

Of course, I've got a file on the (Eclipse) path src/com/mydomain/catalog/messages.properties (as well as one in French). I also tried messages_en.properties (and using "messages_en" in place of "messages" in loadBundle), but to no avail. In those message files I've got:

In faces-config.xml I have:

Would someone explain the conceptual link between having messages, having an <application> tag in faces-config.xml and doing a loadBundle in the JSP? I'd like to figure this out, but so far, neither Google nor experimenting has helped. Or a link to someplace that explains.

Profuse thanks in advance,

Russ Bateman
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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"#{msg.catalog.title}" is EL for "msg.getCatalog().getTitle()". Not what you want.

Without doing anything as intelligent as actually checking, I believe that the proper syntax is: "#{msg['catalog.title']}, since I'm pretty sure that "msg" is a map, and that's how you lookup map keys in EL.

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Russell Bateman
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Joined: Feb 26, 2008
Posts: 69
Thank you very much. I had seen that construct here and there while Googling, but not understood what it was specifically for. One article in particular misled me into the syntax I chose. It seemed reasonable and I moved on puzzled as to why it wasn't working. I'm not certain how long it would have been before it dawned on me, so I thank you very much for this.

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