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From <Brennan.OS...@alltel.com>
Subject custom tag as attribute of another custom tag
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2001 14:08:23 GMT
Can someone tell me if it is possible to have a custom tag as an
ATTRIBUTE of another custom tag?  I have been unable to find the answer
to this question.  I am trying to use a <bean:write/> within the "href"
attribute of <html:link/> in order to dynamically get the value of
"Param3" which is in bean "ampp".  See below:

<html:link href="ui.do?Param1=123&Param2=N&Param3=<bean:write
name="ampp" property="AMTRSD00.trDept"/>">
	<bean:message key="myLinkText"/>
</html:link>

The compile error I get is:

"javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: You must specify a name attribute if
the property attribute is present"

It seems to me that this would be an fairly common requirement of custom
tags.  I could modify the <html:link/> tag to always evaluate the "href"
attribute to see if the <bean:write/> tag is present and if so retrieve
that value -- but that doesn't sound very clean.  I am trying to use
custom tags as much as possible and Java scriptlets as little as
possible.  I could use the standard HTML <a/> instead of <html:link/> or
else continue to use <html:link/> and retrieve the value with Java
scriptlet -- neither of which is ideal.


Thanks for your help.

Brennan O'Shea


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