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From Jan Luehe <Jan.Lu...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] EL Transition to Jakarta Commons
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 00:14:44 GMT

> +1
> Is the EL depenent on javax.servlet or javax.servlet.jsp, or is it
> completely independent and useable in non-servlet-container environments ?

There are some dependencies on servlet containers. For example, the EL
supports implicit objects, one of them being "pageContext", so if you
have an expression of the form "${pageContext}", it is evaluated to
the PageContext object, which exists only in a servlet environment.
> BTW, another option that can be considered is what Sam Ruby mentioned
> few times on jakarta-general or community, i.e. just lower the 
> walls between jakarta projects. Moving it to jakarta-commons does
> the same thing ( all jakarta committers can get access to it ),
> but I don't think we have to move code in order to get this effect.

Not sure I exactly understand what "lowering the walls between jakarta
projects" means. Would the EL implementation remain a component of the
Standard Taglib under this approach?

> You may also consider asking for a separate mailing list ( 
> jakarta-commons-el ?), the traffic on jakarta-commons is already high.

Good point.

Thanks for your comments,


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