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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: Proposal: JSP/JSTL expression language
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2002 00:06:31 GMT

Though I'm not sure about the name 'el', because what with jexl and
jxpath, it certainly isn't the only "expression language" at Jakarta.


On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 05:16:36PM -0400, Shawn Bayern wrote:
> Commons developers,
> Hi there.  I'm the reference-implementation lead for the JSP Standard Tag
> Library (JSTL), which includes an expression language ("EL") that will
> become the basis of JSP 2.0's expression language.  Because of the number
> of different projects that need the EL, many of us thought it wise to
> propose that Jakarta Commons host the implementation.  This will also
> allow the addition of nonstandard features that some people desire, so
> long as the code base has a mode of operation whereby the JSTL 1.0 and JSP
> 2.0 standards (separately) obtain.
> I've written a brief proposal and posted it here:
> Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.  I
> have several specific mechanisms in mind concerning how to accommodate
> multiple standards and products with the same code base; I can describe
> them in more detail if anyone's interested.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Shawn Bayern
> "JSTL in Action"

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