are you trying with same name "person"..isn't overwritten?
i think useBean getProperty work like Pagecontext.findAttribute()..searches for the named attribute in page,request,session and application in order returns value associated or null;
so if the person which is available in request scope it will come first before session..
correct me if i m wrong?
[ March 29, 2007: Message edited by: Seenikkannan krishnasamy ]