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From "Galbreath, Mark" <>
Subject RE: EL and the developer's roadmap
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 16:54:54 GMT
First time I've heard of EL too.  Where can I get more info?

-----Original Message-----
From: Karr, David []
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 12:06 PM
To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
Subject: RE: EL and the developer's roadmap

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vincent Stoessel []
> Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 8:31 AM
> To: Struts Users
> Subject: EL and the developer's roadmap
> OK,
> I'll bite. What does  EL stand for?
>  From what I'm hearing, there seems to be a current trend
> of moving away from Struts taglibs if there
> is a JSTL tag that has the same functionality. I admit that
> makes me a bit nervous as a newbie. I'm still learning the struts
> tags! The Goodwill book has an excellent appendix with _examples_
> of individual tag usage. Now I guess I will have to get a book on JSTL
> book as well. Is there a Struts roadmap available anywhere?
> Sometimes I feel I am always running to to catch up in 
> Struts. Mastered 
> ActionForms? oops gotta learn DynaActionForms! Learned how to validate
> in the action class? , ha! better learn Dyna*Valid* stuff. Mastered
> struts-logic? no! learn JSTL!
> I know I don't have to use all new features but I would like have
> a little warning about what may be coming down the road. That is where
> a roadmap would come in very handy. I could know which 
> technologies to 
> watch and which to ignore in the short term.
> Thanks for listening.

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a "movement away from using Struts tags".
I'm an individual.  I had an idea to combine the Struts tag library with the
JSTL EL engine (which stands for "expression language).  I wrote the library
and contributed it.  Some people want to experiment with JSTL while using
Struts, which I think is a good idea.

Now, I would definitely say there is a trend towards using the EL syntax, as
the JSP 2.0 specification will allow that syntax, both in attribute values,
and in general content.

There is only one constant, and that is change.  If you are determined to
keep track of the latest developments in everything you're involved with, it
will definitely be a challenge.  My advice is to pick the areas you want to
concentrate on.  Determine areas that you PLAN to ignore, at least while
it's on the bleeding edge.

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