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From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Promote jexl from commons sandbox to commons
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:21:07 GMT
From: "Howard M. Lewis Ship" <>
> Seems to me that it probably overlaps with jxpath or OGNL (
> use OGNL extensively in Tapestry and it's really been a godsend.

Jexl is a superset of the EL in JSP 2.x and JSTL 1.x as well as a superset
of the simple expression language used by BeanUtils and is fairly similar to
Velocity expressions. i.e. it uses a simple property notation and has
support for method calls etc. OGNL and jxpath are a little different (the
latter using xpath expressions) though all 3 of these provide a neat
navigation capability for working with beans. All have their own strengths
and weaknesses.


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