Two JSP Tags in 1 HTML page

Posted on 2006-11-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-01

I have a JSP page and I open <% jsp tag in it. Then I close it with %>

In first tag I define a variable: int a = 23;

Then I put a lot of HTML code... Now I want to print 'a' variable in middle of html. So I re-open <% JSP tag.

But it says 'a' is not defined!

What should I do?
Question by:CSecurity
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ID: 17857002
have u tried

<%= a %>

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KnightFire earned 500 total points
ID: 17857486
Scope in JSPs is the same as java, if you get really stuck then examine the generated servlet that is created from the JSP.

objects comment is correct as <%= a %> should print the value of a. If it doens't then a must have gone out of scope, meaning you probably defined it within a loop or similar in the first set of JSP tags. Make sure that a is defined outside any loops or other constructs within the tags.
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Author Comment

ID: 17857801
Again I got error in this line:

 out.print( titles[0] );

But I defined them at TOP of opening of <% JSP tag
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Expert Comment

ID: 17857918
can you paste your JSP page?
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Expert Comment

ID: 17858336
Make sure for every opening <% , there is a closing %>
Make sure all html tags are closed properly.

<html tags>


All your java code


<html tags>


All your java code

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Author Comment

ID: 17860265
The problem was that I should define them at TOP of code... it was in try and catch! ALTOUGHT everytime it goes to try and never goes to catch (no error occurs) but it should define before everything!

Thanks all

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