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JSTL - collection in request vs. session

Vicky Mohan
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Joined: Oct 14, 2004
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Hey All,

THis is a very simple question, i guess.

I have a collection of objects set to request scope.

request.setAttribute("myList",(List)myList);

In my JSP, i am trying to access the list by the following code

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<c:forEach items="${myList}" var="list" varStatus="x" >
<cut value="${list.id}" />
</c:forEach>

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For some reason, the id never gets printed.

I tried to set the collection to session instead of request

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request.getSession.setAttribute("myList",(List)myList);
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Now, the id gets printed.

I was under the impression that the tag looks into request and if not, checks the session for the variable.

I really dont want to set the collection to session and then add logic to remove from session again.

Any help will be appreciated.
[ May 04, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Bear Bibeault
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How are you getting from the resource (servlet?) that sets the list into the request to the JSP?

If it is via a forward, the scoped variable should be available in the JSP. If it's a redirect, the browser issues a new request and the scoped variable goes by-by along with the old request.

By the way:

request.setAttribute("myList",(List)myList);
The cast to (List) is superfluous.


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Vicky Mohan
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We are using struts framework and there is no value provided for the attribute "redirect".

This implies forward should be used as redirect is false by default.
Bear Bibeault
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Then it should be working just fine. Since you are saddled with Struts, I'll move this off to the Struts forum for further diagnosis.
Julia Reynolds
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Joined: May 31, 2001
Posts: 123
Hi Raj,

Maybe explicitly set redirect="false" in the struts-config.xml and get your list this way in the jsp before accessing it:

<c:set var="myList" value="${requestScope['myList']"/>

Julia
Brent Sterling
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It seems like what you have there should work. Could you post your mapping from struts-config and any relevant pieces of your action code?

- Brent
 
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