Matt Williard wrote:To be self deprecating and brutally honest, because I'm a noob at this :)
I didn't want to be shown how to do it as much as I wanted to be pushed in the right direction on how to make it work.
When I googled searched for examples, the getProperty actions were at the top of the list. That's the long and short of it.
I'd be more than open to learning a more relevant way
albeit the mystery of why my code worked in WebSphere and not in Apache-Tomcat will still keep me awake at night until I can figure it out :(
Bear Bibeault wrote:Found your problem! You are placing the scoped variable in session scope but looking for it in request scope.
Matt Williard wrote:Where scope= should be "session"?
When I debug and the debugger gets to the <jsp:useBean id="pageBean" class="matt.OutputPageBean" scope="request"> line of the output.jsp, it skips the break points for the two jsp:getProperty lines and moves right to the closing </jsp:useBean> tag. I'm not sure what that means.
The embedded tags will only be evaluated if the bean is newly created, which is not the case here.
P.S. Once you start using the EL, this all becomes a lot easier.