Basically, I have here an iteration within an iteration. The object retrieved in the outer iteration has a number of objects of the same class type and it has a public method getCurrentRole that is used to figure out which object is relevant during each pass of the inner iteration. I could not find a way to use a bean:define tag to point to the object returned by this method call, and my bean:write tag cannot see the currentRole object initialized in the scriptlet shown above. Though I realize I can just use scriptlets all the way here instead, I want to use struts tags as much as possible in my code for consistency with existing code.
I look forward to seeing your ideas on how to achieve this.