version "1.6.0_20", Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_20-b02), Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.3-b01, mixed mode) Tomcat: 6.0.26 I'm having trouble with a custom tag and I've tried to reduce the problem to its most basic form: /WEB-INF/tags/example.tag: <%@tag %> <%@attribute name="xName" required="true" rtexprvalue="true" %>

xName="${xName}"

/jsp/Example.jsp: <%@page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8" pageEncoding="UTF-8" %> <%@taglib prefix="ex" tagdir="/WEB-INF/tags" %> I usually get: You have run into a org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /jsp/Example.jsp(6,4) Unable to find setter method for attribute: xName error. But sometimes I get this: You have run into a java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.jsp.jsp.Example_jsp error. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? From what I can see, my code seems to mirror examples I've found in books and on the web. Intermittent results suggest a race condition to me though that seems odd here. I've not had good luck with google on this error. Full stack traces for the exceptions here: Feb 2, 2011 1:55:02 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve invoke SEVERE: Servlet.service() for servlet jsp threw exception org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /jsp/Example.jsp(6,4) Unable to find setter method for attribute: xName at org.apache.jasper.compiler.DefaultErrorHandler.jspError(DefaultErrorHandler.java:40) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.ErrorDispatcher.dispatch(ErrorDispatcher.java:407) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.ErrorDispatcher.jspError(ErrorDispatcher.java:148) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Generator$GenerateVisitor.evaluateAttribute(Generator.java:2809) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Generator$GenerateVisitor.generateSetters(Generator.java:3032) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Generator$GenerateVisitor.generateCustomDoTag(Generator.java:2452) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Generator$GenerateVisitor.visit(Generator.java:1736) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Node$CustomTag.accept(Node.java:1530) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Node$Nodes.visit(Node.java:2361) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Node$Visitor.visitBody(Node.java:2411) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Node$Visitor.visit(Node.java:2417) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Node$Root.accept(Node.java:495) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Node$Nodes.visit(Node.java:2361) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Generator.generate(Generator.java:3440) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.generateJava(Compiler.java:231) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:347) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:327) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:314) at org.apache.jasper.JspCompilationContext.compile(JspCompilationContext.java:592) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:317) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:313) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:260) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127) at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:102) at org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:555) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109) at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:298) at org.apache.jk.server.JkCoyoteHandler.invoke(JkCoyoteHandler.java:190) at org.apache.jk.common.HandlerRequest.invoke(HandlerRequest.java:291) at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.invoke(ChannelSocket.java:774) at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.processConnection(ChannelSocket.java:703) at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket$SocketConnection.runIt(ChannelSocket.java:896) at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:690) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619) Feb 2, 2011 1:55:29 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve invoke SEVERE: Servlet.service() for servlet jsp threw exception java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.jsp.jsp.Example_jsp at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:202) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:190) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader.loadClass(JasperLoader.java:134) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader.loadClass(JasperLoader.java:66) at org.apache.jasper.JspCompilationContext.load(JspCompilationContext.java:628) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.getServlet(JspServletWrapper.java:144) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:329) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:313) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:260) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290) at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127) at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:102) at org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve.invoke(AccessLogValve.java:555) at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109) at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:298) at org.apache.jk.server.JkCoyoteHandler.invoke(JkCoyoteHandler.java:190) at org.apache.jk.common.HandlerRequest.invoke(HandlerRequest.java:291) at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.invoke(ChannelSocket.java:774) at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket.processConnection(ChannelSocket.java:703) at org.apache.jk.common.ChannelSocket$SocketConnection.runIt(ChannelSocket.java:896) at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:690) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619) --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscribe@tomcat.apache.org For additional commands, e-mail: users-help@tomcat.apache.org