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From Timothy Kettering <tims...@mac.com>
Subject Re: JSTL in 1.1
Date Mon, 11 Nov 2002 19:05:19 GMT
Just a thought here, but if I may suggest something.

How about a sandbox project that wouldn't be labeled JSTL.  It'd be 
just called something like the "Jakarta Slow-Adopter JSTL-Like But Not 
All Functionality Included" library.   Well mabye not that specific 
name, mabye something like Jakarta 1.1 JSP Utilities Taglib.

Then in the documentation, explain that it attempts to emulate as much 
functionality as the JSTL spec as humanely possible within the JSP 1.1 
specifications, but it's NOT JSTL.  It makes no guarantees for 
compatibility.  Etc.

The people who use said Taglib can maintain the taglib source tree on 
their own within the jakarta process, and it would be free to find and 
use solutions to problems as the lack of TryCatchFinally, etc, without 
compromising anything in the JSTL tags?

just my two cents.


On Monday, November 11, 2002, at 12:30 PM, Hans Bergsten wrote:
> I agree with Shawn et. al. that it would very confusing to release a
> subset of JSTL for JSP 1.1, especially since it would either have to
> excluse basic acions (e.g. <c:forEach>, which relies on 
> TryCatchFinally)
> or include them with different semantics (e.g. <c:forEach> without the
> ability to remove nested variables in all cases). There's already so
> much confusion between JSTL and Jakarta Taglibs; please don't add to
> that.

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