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From Fredrik Westermarck <>
Subject Re: fmt:setLocale value="es"
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:38:42 GMT
Paul Campbell wrote:
> It seems that if I specify a Locale("es") for the first invocation of a jsp,
> I will get the appropriate output. Spanish Text for labels and headings.
> However, if I access the same page with a different Locale("en") from
> another browser, I still get the same output in Spanish.
> It appears that the format applies at compile time rather than run time
> even though I specify scope as "page" instead of "session", both
> give same result.
> I base this on trying this where I have run a Mozilla as Locale("en" ) and
> on second machine accessed the same page with IE as Locale("es") or
> Mozilla on second machine also as Locale("es") only.
> The access from the second machine has zero latency before it sends back the page.
> Is my understanding faulty? 
> If this behavior is correct, then this capability for internationalization
> means which ever language gets compiled first wins?

I did have the same problem with Tomcat 4.1.15, are you using Tomcat 4.1.x?

I "solved" the problem by disabling tagpooling in conf/web.xml. Is the 
tagpooling in Tomcat 4.1 to blame, or is it non spec-compliant tags? :)

Fredrik Westermarck

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