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Cool JSTL Trick

I didn't know this, but JSTL's Expression Language is smarter than I thought. It is actually able to interpret the following expression:

<c:when test="{bodyId == ('login' or 'about')}">

As you can plainly see, this is much easier than the long way I was writing my expressions:

<c:when test="{bodyId == 'login' or bodyId == 'about'}">

Cool! (I removed the $ before bodyId to make Velocity happy.)

Update: False alarm - this doesn't work like I'd hoped. The long way seems to be the only real way to make this logic work.

Posted in Java at Apr 07 2003, 11:51:08 PM MDT 1 Comment

You should be able to make Velocity happy by escaping the $ with a backslash \$

Posted by Lance on April 08, 2003 at 01:01 PM MDT #

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