exception trying to convert String "4

Hi,
I could swear that this used to work but I've taken too long of a break from coding... Here is the code:
<c:set var="IDforProject" value="0" />

<%-- Check to see if project in cbo --%>
<c:if test="${param.cboProject != 0}" >
  <%-- IDforProject is the value for the cbo entry --%>
  <c:set var="IDforProject" value="${param.cboProject}" />
</c:if>

cboProject is a select on a from in aiNew (please excuse my VB roots ;)

And here is the error message from Tomcat 4.1.27:

HTTP Status 500 -
type Exception report
message
description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.
exception
org.apache.jasper.JasperException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: An error occurred while evaluating custom action attribute "test" with value "${param.cboProject != 0}": An exception occured trying to convert String "4              
                        " to type "java.lang.Long" (null)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:254)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:295)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:241)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.invoke(ApplicationDispatcher.java:684)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.doForward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:432)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationDispatcher.forward(ApplicationDispatcher.java:356)
at org.apache.jasper.runtime.PageContextImpl.forward(PageContextImpl.java:430)
at org.apache.jsp.aiNew_jsp._jspx_meth_c_if_4(aiNew_jsp.java:580)
at org.apache.jsp.aiNew_jsp._jspx_meth_c_if_0(aiNew_jsp.java:427)
at org.apache.jsp.aiNew_jsp._jspService(aiNew_jsp.java:87)
at org.apache.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(HttpJspBase.java:137)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:210)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:295)
at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:241)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
.....

I thought that JSTL would take care of converting the string "4" to allow a numeric comparison automatically?  My code is full of these kinds of tests so something must have changed but not sure what.  Also, the error message points to aiNew.jsp, but the error is really occuring in aiRequestNewProc.jsp as a result of <jsp:forward page="aiRequestNewProc.jsp" />.

Thanks,
Eric
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TimYatesCommented:
Sounds like ${param.cboProject} has a CR or LF in it...ie:  

param.cboProject = "4\n" ;

try trim() ing the value before you set it up, or try to avoid putting the \n in...

Tim
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EricEAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Bingo, sometimes when I go back and forth between Dreamweaver and Ultraedit, Dreamweaver does some funny things with the line returns.

Thanks,
Eric
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TimYatesCommented:
:-)  Glad I could help! :-)

Good luck with it!!

Tim
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