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From Wendy Smoak <>
Subject RE: Struts and JSTL - Basic Questions
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2003 23:10:37 GMT
Mike wrote:
> A map can be used with JSTL to create the select options for a drop down
> Will the select tag itself reamin an html:select tag (will we mix both
Struts and 
> JSTL tags)?

Why would you use JSTL to create the select options?  Using
<html-el:options> means that Struts will pre-select one or more of the
options in the list based on the value(s) of that property in the form bean.

JSTL and Struts-EL (in the contrib directory) fit together very nicely.
Switching over is a matter of changing the <%@ taglib at the top of the JSP
and then using the README file to switch, for example, from <bean:write> to

Wendy Smoak
Applications Systems Analyst, Sr.
Arizona State University, PA, IRM 

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