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From Shawn Bayern <>
Subject Re: c-rt
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2002 16:08:01 GMT
On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Thomas Colin de Verdière wrote:

> My first idea was that it was possible to retrieve variable from the
> pageContext to the scriptlet with no use of 'useBean'.
> I thought this was implicit. After i saw this doesn't work i wrote the
> useBean and then it works but it was a bit onerous.

No, to use rtexprvalues, you must indeed create a scripting variable --
either with a declaration in a scripting element, a <jsp:useBean> tag, or
a custom tag.

Indeed, this is somewhat onerous; it's one of the disadvantages of
rtexprvalues.  Using the EL is much more convenient.

Shawn Bayern
"JSTL in Action"

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