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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Problem with lib version jasper-el.jar on tomcat 6.0.18
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:39:49 GMT
ruben rubens wrote:
> Hello,
> I found a posible bug or weird performance with tomcat 6.0.18. I'm using
> faces  for MVC, when the context is setting the values for bean atributes
> from an empty input (input with null value) I don´t finally get a null value
> as I expect, I finally get a primitive default value. For example, If I bind
> my java.lang.Float to an input text and I do not fill any value in it, I get
> a 0.0 value in my Float atribute, and I expected  null (like the original
> value).
> The libraries versions that I´m using are listed below:
>       <dependency>
>             <groupId>javax.faces</groupId>
>             <artifactId>jsf-api</artifactId>
>             <version>1.2_04</version>
>         </dependency>
>         <dependency>
>             <groupId>javax.faces</groupId>
>             <artifactId>jsf-impl</artifactId>
>             <version>1.2_04</version>
>         </dependency>
> In tomcat 6.0.13 I´m not getting the same behaivour. I get that I expect. I
> think the problem is with this jar: jasper-el.jar.
> Is there an explanation for these? In my opinion, I don´t think is a good
> performance get a value from a form that nobody has put there.

That behaviour is required by the EL spec (It was a bug that was fixed.). You
can disable the spec compliant behaviour by using


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