I tried doing

<jsp:useBean id="myBean" class=.. scope="session" />
Display properties as got from the bean...
Set some properties....
Display those newly set properties....

<% myBean = new MyPackage.MyBean(); %>
Display the properties...

It seemed to pick the default values and did appear to reset the bean but was not adding it to the session so I had to make an explicit call to

<% session.setAttribute("myBean", myBean); %>
and this seemed to do the trick try and see if this works for you...


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Gary Grewal