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From Luca Passani <>
Subject Re: <c:set> and runtime expressions
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2006 12:57:06 GMT

only marginally relevant to this thread, I recently read arguments 
against using Singletons in web apps:


Tarek Nabil wrote:

>Thanks a lot Kris for the explanation.
>Actually, I'm starting to feel that moving to JSTL 1.0 was not such a
>wise move. There are a lot of things that I used to be able to do with
>the Struts tag libraries that I can not do with JSTL. One of them is the
>example I mentioned. Currently, the only work around for me is to do
>Config config = Config.getIntance();
>And then use config in later EL expressions. This is exactly what I
>don't want to do, but unfortunately, it seems there's no other way
>around it.
>I'm starting to feel that JSTL has some severe limitations. Even with
>1.1, I ran before into the problem of not being able to use constants.
>Someone on this list kindly suggested the non standard tag library, but
>the way it works (I guess) is that it uses reflection to expose those
>static fields as properties, which is a very artificial solution. I
>mean, why isn't this supported by default? I believe this is a question
>for the JSR experts to answer.

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