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From "Michael G. Anderson C.T.O" <RIEMANN...@home.com>
Subject Re: More on JSP in XML format -- This, is a very excellent post!
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2000 04:34:45 GMT
This, is a very excellent post!

Anne and Bill Moore wrote:

> Pierre Delisle wrote:
> >
> > <jsp:cdata> is currently not supported in tomcat-4.0.
> > You can either put the template data directly in the
> > jsp page, or you can simply use the standard XML tag
> > for CDATA: <![CDATA[... ]]>.
> >
> > Give it a try and let me know.
> >
> > Please report any JSP page in XML syntax that does not
> > work (except for the <jsp:cdata>). I'll make sure
> > the proper fixes are committed.
> >
> Pierre
> The CDATA approach works as you suggested, so I have continued my
> testing - I am using the Tomcat example jsps as my starting point - I
> aim to have an XML representation of each Tomcat example jsp.
>
> I have now found a bug with scriplets.
> The <  character in a scriptlet are being parsed as if it were markup
> rather than being treated as Java syntax less than symbol.
>
> For example the scriptlet
>
> <%
>         for(int i=0; i<6; i++)
>            out.println(i);
> %>
>
> works as expected in standard format jsp.
>
> The xml format scriplet shown below produces an exception
> org.apache.jasper.compiler.ParseException The content beginning "<6" is
> not legal markup
>
> <jsp:scriptlet>
>
>         for(int i=0; i<6; i++)
>            out.println(i);
>
> </jsp:scriptlet>
>
> When you asked me to report bugs I was not sure if you mneant for me to
> enter them to bugrat - I created Bug Report #511 with synopsis
> "Error in parsing scriptlet when jsp is in xml format " to describe this
> problem.
>
> BTW Bugrat seemed to mangle the example scriptlet I entered in the
> problem description and seems to have lost the comment I put in the How
> to reproduce section.
>
> --
> Thanks and Regards
> Anne and Bill Moore
> nzmoore@bellsouth.net
> Remember: Life is too short to drink bad wine!!!

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