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request.getAttribute returning null

Awet Haddis
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Joined: Jan 25, 2011
Posts: 11
Hi guys, I'm trying to develop my first web application. I am having trouble with my servlet; in particular, my request.getAttribute method
for my property file is returning null. Here is my code:

uploadData.java


In my uploadData.jsp


Thank you in advance
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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The Java code in the JSP is just for debug purposes, right?

How do you know it's null?


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T Jung
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Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 7

In case you want to print the value of the property, you should change the JSP like this:
(notice there is no ";" in the second line)

Awet Haddis
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Joined: Jan 25, 2011
Posts: 11
Thank you, but I am still get a null pointer exception when I run the .jsp on tomcat.
Awet Haddis
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Joined: Jan 25, 2011
Posts: 11
Some background...

I have a page called uploadData.jsp. I want to provide the French and English versions of this page for the user, thus I have variables in my .jsp that
I will be replaced from the ahpd_fr.properties file. Here is the entire .jsp file. It is not complete but it is enough to debug this one task.

Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
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Why aren't you using the JSTL to handle internationalization?
Awet Haddis
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My manager suggested this approach. I am a mechanical engineering student on a software development co-op so I am hesitant
to clear my own path. Either way, if I use the JSTL for internationalization, I would still need to make the translations myself and
pull them from a properties file, would I not?
Bear Bibeault
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The JSTL handles all that for you.
 
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