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Differences between ${} and <% %>

Toby Kitchens

Joined: Apr 25, 2013
Posts: 1
I have a JSP page that uses an import statement to import Constants:

If I use a scriptlet to pull the constant, it works:

If I use EL it doesn't work:

This was a test. What I'm trying to do is avoid using a scriptlet in a struts tag like below:

Can EL code be used to access a Constants file imported into a JSP?

Thanks in advance!!
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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No. Which is the whole topic of this article.

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