error in jsp

i am stuck in this problem for 2 days. please help.

i am writing a method inside my jsp but it is giving me error

<%
   public void callMe() {
        ........
   }
 %>

Isn't it legal to write methods inside Jsp.?

niti20Asked:
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thomas908Commented:
You can't write a method inside a scriptlet. Whatever you write in a scriptelt goes inside the service method when the JSP code is translated to a servlet. So a method inside a scriptlet would mean a method inside the service method and that would be totally wrong as there is no concept of inner methods in Java.

if u want to write method inside a JSP, it must be in a declaration and not a scriptlet

<%!  
   //      method goes here
%>
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