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From Rahul Akolkar <>
Subject Re: Newbie help with Struts idiom: functional if/else tags
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 16:39:09 GMT
On 11/15/05, Mark S Petrovic <> wrote:
> I know I'll look back on this learning curve with a head-slapping
> recollection, but until then, for posterity:
> 1.  If I remove the taglib directive in the JSP, the various <c:> tags
> are copied directly into the html output, with the browser doing its
> best to just ignore them.  The plaintext tag body content is actually
> rendered, again, the result of the browser doing its best with what it
> considers unknown markup.
> 2.  When I put the taglib directive back in, the JSP compiles and
> subsequently does something with the <c:> tag directives, as the tags are
> no longer copied into the resultant html and the default <c:otherwise>
> always seems to execute.  Nor do I receive any exception output in the
> browser or in the catalina.out logfile.
> Whatever is misconfigured in my app is not a completely fatal situation:
> I just can't get at the scripting variables to do meaningful operations
> on them.

Match JSTL to Servlet/JSP spec. You're using JSTL 1.1, and I suspect
you don't have a Servlet 2.4 web.xml. Some details are here [1].



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