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I am pretty new to Spring MVC. my problem goes as below.
i am using conventional directory strucure i.e. separate folder for properties,css,js under WEB-INF.
i have my servletname-servlet.xml and applicationContext.xml under WEB-INF
I have a home page where i show several links, which are stored in a properties file. this is loaded as below from my *-servlet.xml
this will load all the properties from startup.properties in servlet context, if my understanding is right...
in my controller i do get all the links from 'startup.properties', pull a particular link using EL and @Value annotation, store it in session and then display on my home page...works fine...but this involves a lot of tasks like pulling tht particular link from the servlet-context and storing in the session.
for eg. i store the page header in this property file,i retrieve it as
then i store it in my session and then display on my header using EL...
do i have to do this always? would loading the startup.properties in applicationContext.xml do the trick of making it available to JSP directly? [ BTW , i tried this , but doesn't even retrieve in any of my controllers when @Value is used with EL as above]
Is there a way that i load the property file in application context rather than servlet context and display a particular property directly on a JSP using EL??
i hope i am clear enough...i don't want to meddle with session or anything...just configure my property file like above in say applicationContext and use EL to display a property on the JSP....
thanks in advance for the help.
PS -- even properties loaded in *-servlet.xml can't be displayed directly on a JSP...is there a way to do that either ??