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From "Michael Jouravlev" <>
Subject Re: [WebWork2] TODO
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 18:12:20 GMT
On 3/27/06, Ted Husted <> wrote:
> On 3/27/06, Michael Jouravlev <> wrote:
> > I suggest to analyze all tags and to deprecate everything that is
> > already supported in JSTL 1.0.
> The tags are listed here, Michael, if you'd lke to run through them.
> *
> The UI tags are quite a bit different that the Action 1 taglibs. Aside
> from generating markup, many also observe a stylesheet, giving them
> capabilities beyond what is offered with JSTL alone.

I did not quite get that. Do you mean CSS stylesheet? I started
reading the WebWork book, but then put it aside, shame on me. So I am
not versed in WebWork yet. Anyway, CSS support is not a problem in
SAF1 tags either.

> The UI tags are
> also value-stack aware, allowing expressions that are not supported by
> standard JSTL.

I see. Considering that ValueStack is just a tree-like object
containing beans, I would prefer a very small set of tags to
put/remove ValueStack to a certain scope, and then access its
properties using standard JSTL expressions, if this is possible. I
thought that OGNL expressions are evaluated on a whole page like
JSP2.0 expressions, not within specific tags only. I guess I was
wrong. Would be great if OGNL expressions could be used anywhere on a
page, so I had to use as few WW-specific tags as possible.

> The UI tags look and feel like ordinary JSP
> tags, under the covers, the markups is being created with FreeMarker
> templates. (See same reference.)

I hope that plain JSP is still an option. I will try to find time to
finish the book ;-) Thanks for the heads up.


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