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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: Proposal: JSP/JSTL expression language
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2002 11:44:41 GMT
On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 09:30:30PM -0400, Shawn Bayern wrote:
> > 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.
> Indeed.  I never intend this, but everything I name somehow ends up with
> the most generic name possible.  (JSTL's implementation at Jakarta is
> called, as a product name, the "Standard Taglib."  The centralized
> authentication and single sign-on system I wrote for Yale is called the
> "Central Authentication Service."  And so forth.)  :-)
> So I'm all for a better name.  James Strachan suggested "JEL," but that
> might be confusing against Jelly.  It's unfortunate that "Espresso" is
> taken, since it's apt. It might be cute to name it after a salient
> syntactic feature, like "Dot."  Any better ideas?

jstel, jsp-el, jspel. skippy (don't ask..).
Isn't bikeshed-painting fun :)
'el' works for me.


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