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From Ben Walding <>
Subject Re: [jelly] a bug? or am I missing something
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2003 03:16:03 GMT
This is a pecularity of jexl I believe.

"size" is some kind of reserved word in the parser.

I posted last week having the same kind of problem


The ugly way it to have a wrapper bean


but that is so ugly it makes me want to choke myself to death with a 
rotting couch cover.

Warner Onstine wrote:

>Ok, I'm basically trying to duplicate some stuff from xsl land here and am
>having some serious problems.
>Here's my jelly snippet:
><x:set var="tables" select="database/table"/>
><j:forEach indexVar="index" begin="1" end="${tables.size()}" step="1"
>items="${tables}" trim="no">
>    <x:set var="currentTable" select="/database/table/[$index]"/>
>    <j:set var="className"><x:expr
>    <vel:merge name="${outputDir}/${className}Peer.php" basedir="templates"
>readOnly="true" template="classes/peer.vm"/>
>    <vel:merge name="${outputDir}/Base${className}.php" basedir="templates"
>readOnly="true" template="classes/base.vm"/>
>Now, here's the problem I am running into:
>55 [main] ERROR parser.XMLParser  - Caught exception:
>org.apache.commons.jelly.JellyException: null:-1:-1: <null> Encountered ".
>size" at line 1, column 7.
>Was expecting one of:
>Now, through all the examples I've read this should work. $tables is an
>ArrayList and has the method size().
>Any reason why this isn't working?
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