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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Proposal: JSP/JSTL expression language
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2002 13:39:58 GMT
On 7/19/02 7:44 AM, "Jeff Turner" <> wrote:

> 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.

Jspel :)

Like but different than Jexel, but I wonder if you can use 'JSP' w/o
invoking the legal wrath of Sun...

Geir Magnusson Jr. 
Research & Development, Adeptra Inc.

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