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From Felipe Leme <>
Subject Re: calling a method in c:if tag
Date Thu, 27 May 2004 23:19:35 GMT
On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 20:04, Barnett, Brian W. wrote:
> I have a List object as a request scoped variable and I want to call a
> method on it as the test of a c:if statement. Is this a "no no"? 
No, this is a "no yes" :-): no, you can't do it on JSTL 1.0, but yes,
you can on JSTL 1.1, using EL functions.

> What I really want to do is something like this:
> <c:if test="${schoolList.size() > 0}">.

On JSTL 1.1, you could use:

<c:if test="${fn:length(schoolList) > 0}">

BTW, there is a similar example on Sun's Web Service tutorial:


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