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From robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldon...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Promote "el" from commons-sandbox to commons-proper
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 20:16:11 GMT
i'm now satisfied :)

+1

- robert

On Monday, February 3, 2003, at 06:42 PM, Jan Luehe wrote:

> Robert,
>
>> (4) Initial Committers
>> The initial committers will be identical to those of the Standard Taglib
>> project.
>>
>> i'm unhappy with this since it implies that all current taglib committers
>> will be grandfathered in. a list of the people being proposed would be
>> much better.
>
> OK, I've set the list of initial committers to include the following 
> names:
>
>   Shawn Bayern
>   Nathan Abramson
>   Pierre Delisle
>   Hans Bergsten
>   Justyna Horwat
>   Craig R. McClanahan
>   Jan Luehe
>
> I've also removed jakarta-commons-el from 3.1.
> The mailing list to be used shall be jakarta-commons.
>
> Attached is the updated proposal.
>
>
> Jan
> Proposal for JSP 2.0 Expression Language Interpreter Package
>
> (0) Rationale
>
> The JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), version 1.0, introduced the concept 
> of an Expression Language (EL), whose main goal is to provide page 
> authors with an easy way to access and manipulate application data 
> without requiring the use of scriptlets
>
> JSP 2.0 adopted the EL specification from JSTL, and expanded its scope: 
> EL expressions are no longer limited to JSTL action attributes, but may 
> be used in any standard or custom action attribute declared to accept a 
> runtime expression. In addition, EL expressions may now also be used 
> directly in template text outside of any actions. JSP 2.0 also added an 
> important feature to the EL specification: EL functions, which allow page 
> authors to invoke static methods in Java classes from EL expressions. 
> Additionally, JSP 2.0 allows programmatic access and customization of the 
> EL evaluator through a set of standard interfaces and abstract classes.
>
> Currently, there are a number of projects (including Tomcat 5 and Java 
> Server Faces) that leverage the EL implementation of the Standard Taglib.
>  In addition, there seems to be interest in leveraging the EL in the 
> context of scripting workflow activities using custom tag libraries.
>
> In order to make the EL implementation available to Tomcat 5, the Tomcat 
> team defined a new "ant" target for the Standard Taglib that builds just 
> the EL portion and packages it in a JAR file ("jsp20el.jar") which is 
> stored in Tomcat's common/lib directory. This approach has always been 
> considered an interim solution only, until the EL implementation would 
> move from the Standard Taglib to a more visible location such as 
> jakarta-commons.
>
> (1) Scope of the package
>
> The package shall provide an implementation of the Expression Language 
> specification which is part of the JSP 2.0 standard.
>
> (1.5) Interaction with other packages
>
> The package shall provide an implementation of the standard interfaces 
> and abstract classes of the javax.servlet.jsp.el package, which is 
> defined in the JSP 2.0 specification.
>
> (2) Identify the initial source for the package
>
> The initial codebase will be taken from the Standard Taglib project 
> hosted at jakarta-taglibs. The source of the Standard Taglib is available 
> as part of the jakarta-taglibs nightly source distribution.
>
> (2.1) Identify the base name for the package
>
> The base name of the package shall be org.apache.commons.el
>
> (2.2) Identify the coding conventions for this package
>
> The package follows Sun's Java coding conventions.
>
> (3) Identify any Jakarta-Commons resources to be created
>
> (3.1) Mailing list
>
> The package shall use the jakarta-commons mailing list.
>
> (3.2) CVS repositories
>
> The package shall use a root branch of the jakarta-commons CVS.
>
> (3.3) Bugzilla
>
> The package shall be listed as the "EL" component under the "Commons" 
> project in Bugzilla.
>
> (3.4) Jyve FAQ (when available)
>
> n/a
>
> (4) Initial Committers
>
> • 	Shawn Bayern
> • 	Nathan Abramson
> • 	Pierre Delisle
> • 	Hans Bergsten
> • 	Justyna Horwat
> • 	Craig R. McClanahan
> • 	Jan Luehe
>


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