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From "Jerome Jacobsen" <jerome.jacob...@gentootech.com>
Subject RE: Problem with "empty" key word on a collection.
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2003 17:11:36 GMT
I'll bite.  What's the Unstandard Taglib?  Is there a website for this?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: O'brien, Tim [mailto:tobrien@transolutions.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 11:45 AM
> To: 'Tag Libraries Users List'
> Subject: RE: Problem with "empty" key word on a collection.
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: James Cook [mailto:jimcook@visualxs.com] 
> > Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 8:17 AM
> > To: Tag Libraries Users List
> > Subject: Re: Problem with "empty" key word on a collection.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Thursday, February 13, 2003, at 05:04 PM, Pierre Delisle wrote:
> > 
> > > The change that Jeff is proposing, although of interest, would 
> > > unfortunately break compatibility with the spec. (sorry 
> > guys, but the 
> > > Expert Group ain't perfect)
> > >
> > 
> > Why would extending the empty keyword to support Collections break 
> > compatibility with the spec?
> > 
> 
> Modifying the "empty" keyword to support Collections doesn't 
> break anything
> per se, but it does exceed the definition of "empty" in Section 
> A.3.8 in the
> JSTL 1.0 specification.  I believe that the JSPA talks about 
> adhering to the
> spec in independent implementations of a JSR.  
> 
> I'm very uninterested in starting a flamewar about JCP, but it is 
> important
> to note that adhering to the spec allows for portability over multiple
> implementations of JSTL and EL.
> 
> I've already submitted a patch to commons-jexl to make "empty" work with
> Collection, but it won't be of any help to anyone using the 
> current Standard
> Taglib and JSTL 1.0.  I think this is what the nascent Unstandard Taglib
> what meant for, providing functionality for little bits of functionality
> that might have been inadvertently overlooked by the first rev of 
> JSTL in a
> way that doesn't conflict with existing JCP specs.  
> 
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