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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Nested taglib with EL?
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2002 17:55:03 GMT


On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, Karr, David wrote:

> Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 11:42:07 -0500
> From: "Karr, David" <david.karr@attws.com>
> Reply-To: Struts Developers List <struts-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: 'Struts Developers List' <struts-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: RE: Nested taglib with EL?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Craig R. McClanahan [mailto:craigmcc@apache.org]
> > Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 9:30 AM
> > To: Struts Developers List
> > Subject: Re: Nested taglib with EL?
>
> > Personally, I'd suggest not trying to support "partial
> > references" in the
> > struts-el library similar to what the nested taglib can do.
> > We would have
> > to define the semantics of this ourselves, which is unlikely to be
> > compatible with whatever does finally happen on the
> > standardization front.
>
> If you're referring to what I think you are, I would unfortunately agree.  I
> started down this path when I started thinking about Struts-EL, when I
> thought about how I could "replace" the "name/property" system with pure EL
> references.  I discovered that the JSTL support library allowed me to
> evaluate expressions in a "context" which I could somewhat define.  However,
> I ultimately concluded that this was impractical, and the best thing that
> Struts-EL could do was simply to evaluate individual attribute values
> through the EL engine, and not modify the semantics of the underlying tag.
>

I think that's the right strategy for this time around.  As we gain more
experience with the struts-el tags, we'll learn more about ways to
approach nested references.

Craig


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