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From Martin Cooper <>
Subject Re: Issues with implementing the EL in a non-JSP environment
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 06:02:19 GMT

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Karr, David wrote:

> How practical is it to consider deploying tools/frameworks using the EL
> which do not use JSP?  I looked in the two jar files (standard and
> jstl), and it appears "standard" contains all the EL classes, but it
> also contains some classes which are obviously JSP-related.  If there's
> no obvious dependencies from the EL into JSP, it might be worthwhile
> considering packaging the JSTL with a jar file that doesn't reference
> any JSP-related classes.
> I ask this because I had noticed a possible use of the JSTL EL in the
> Commons-Validator library, which is not JSP-specific.

The Commons [el] project has just been promoted from the sandbox to
Commons Proper. This is the EL for JSP 2.0, but is not JSP specific (hence
its presence in Commons!). You might want to take a look at that.

Martin Cooper

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