I would like to save an ArrayList object in the request scope, and then use this list in a jsp page. However I want these two things to work to:
1. I want the name of the list to contain dots, like "com.mycompany.whatever.specialarray".
2. If the arraylist does not exist in the request, then the page should *not* fail (as is the case with the struts tag <bean:define>), instead it should create an empty ArrayList.
The second issue made me try <jsp:useBean>, however that one complains when I use the id="com.mycompany.whatever.specialarray". How can I solve this? What I would like is a combination of the struts <bean:define> tag and the <jsp:useBean> tag. For example: