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From "Just Fun 4 You" <>
Subject AW: how to use methods with parameters
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 22:00:04 GMT
thanks to you all. Unfortunately I am stuck to JSTL 1.0 since I use Tomcat 4
with JSP 1.2. I am aware now that JSP 2.0 offers a lot improvements.
However, I do not feel very comfortable with the idea to setup static
methods for each el function. I am also very interested in the technical
aspects: why are not non-static methods supported?   


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Von: Brian Buckley [] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2004 21:57
Betreff: Re: how to use methods with parameters

> > is it possible to use JSTL for an expression like
> >
> > <%=calculateDays(startDate, endDate) %> ???
> >
> >
> > probably not, but I am too new to JSTL to figure it out by myself. 
> > Could someone advise me?
> This could be possible through an EL function (introduced in JSP 2.0).
> The syntax would be as follows:
>   ${acme:calculateDays(startDate, endDate)}
> You'd have to define in one of your classes a static method
"calculateDays" with the proper
> signature (Date, Date). The name, class, and signature would then have 
> to
be defined
> within a <function> element in a TLD.

This ability to define static functions for use in JSP 2.0 is/will be a
great, very useful improvement to JSP.

But what about for non-static methods - is it possible to do something
similar but with non-static functions?


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