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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: [Jasper 2] Tag reuse problems
Date Mon, 10 Jun 2002 17:47:43 GMT

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From: "Remy Maucherat" <>
To: "Tomcat Developers List" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 10:42 PM
Subject: [Jasper 2] Tag reuse problems

> Hi,
> The recent tag reuse changes appear to be great, but seem to have the
> disadvantage of breaking existing tags (for example, the Foo tag in the
> examples, as well as two of the tags from the admin webapp). Although
> none of these tags was compliant with the specification (both had an
> iccorect state handling), this still raises the problem that the change
> will likely break existing web applications, some of which may be hard /
> impossible to fix.

This is one of the reasons that tag-pooling is disabled by default in the
3.3 Jasper.  The other reason was that in some cases it hurt a lot.  I
haven't looked at the Jasper2 code, but from the discussion it doesn't
syncronize as much as in 3.3, so that may not apply to Jasper2.

> So I think maybe we should consider the possibility to disable tag reuse
> in Jasper 2 (with the default being tag reuse) if it turns out to be


> To be able to test this very important change (since the nightly builds
> are broken), I'm releasing a 4.1.4 test milestone. I don't plan to
> promote this build to anything but an alpha, if it is found to be usable
> at all.
> Comments ?
> Remy
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