jsp pageContext.findAttribute method

I would like to know more about jsp  pageContext.findAttribute method. I would like to know where, when, how, why we use it. I am not able to find good examples on it.
Please advise. Any ideas, sample code, resources highly appreciated. Thanks
in advance.
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gudii9Asked:
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ValeriConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the output of the example shows attributes in the different scopes.
Request and Session sections are empty, because you still have not put any attributes in this scopes. If for example you put some attribute in the session scope, for example : session.setAttribute("user", someUserObject); it has to be shown there.
That is the meaning - example loops through all kind of scopes and shows the attributes in each one of them. Hope it will help you.
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gudii9Author Commented:
I ran this example from below link

http://82.157.70.109/mirrorbooks/javaserverpages24hours/0672325977_ch08lev1sec3.html


I have not understood the output i got as below

This page has access to the following attributes:
In the Page scope:
javax.servlet.jsp.jspConfig: org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperFacade@106daba
javax.servlet.jsp.jspResponse: org.apache.catalina.connector.ResponseFacade@1021f34
javax.servlet.jsp.jspPageContext: org.apache.jasper.runtime.PageContextImpl@4eb043
javax.servlet.jsp.jspSession: org.apache.catalina.session.StandardSessionFacade@163956
javax.servlet.jsp.jspRequest: org.apache.catalina.connector.RequestFacade@10e434d
javax.servlet.jsp.jspApplication: org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContextFacade@16477d9
javax.servlet.jsp.jspPage: org.apache.jsp.MyJsp_jsp@f864fe
javax.servlet.jsp.jspOut: org.apache.jasper.runtime.JspWriterImpl@1ae9aaa

In the Request scope:

In the Session scope:

In the Application scope:
org.apache.catalina.WELCOME_FILES: [Ljava.lang.String;@2c17f7
javax.servlet.context.tempdir: C:\Users\ganesha\Workspaces\MyEclipse 10_workspace\.metadata\.me_tcat\work\Catalina\localhost\LoginApp
org.apache.catalina.jsp_classpath: /C:/Users/ganesha/Workspaces/MyEclipse%2010_workspace/.metadata/.me_tcat/webapps/LoginApp/WEB-INF/classes/;/C:/Users/ganesha/Workspaces/MyEclipse%2010_workspace/.metadata/.me_tcat/webapps/LoginApp/WEB-INF/lib/javax.servlet.jsp.jstl.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/Workspaces/MyEclipse%2010_workspace/.metadata/.me_tcat/webapps/LoginApp/WEB-INF/lib/jsf-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/Workspaces/MyEclipse%2010_workspace/.metadata/.me_tcat/webapps/LoginApp/WEB-INF/lib/jsf-impl.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/Workspaces/MyEclipse%2010_workspace/.metadata/.me_tcat/webapps/LoginApp/WEB-INF/lib/jstl-impl.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.ws.xfire_9.0.0.me201211011550/lib/webservices-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.ws.xfire_9.0.0.me201211011550/lib/webservices-extra-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.ws.xfire_9.0.0.me201211011550/lib/webservices-extra.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.ws.xfire_9.0.0.me201211011550/lib/webservices-rt.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.ws.xfire_9.0.0.me201211011550/lib/webservices-tools.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/annotations-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/catalina-ant.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/catalina-ha.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/catalina-tribes.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/catalina.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/el-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/jasper-el.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/jasper-jdt.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/jasper.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/jsp-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/servlet-api.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/tomcat-coyote.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/tomcat-dbcp.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/tomcat-i18n-es.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/tomcat-i18n-fr.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/lib/tomcat-i18n-ja.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/plugins/com.genuitec.eclipse.easie.tomcat.myeclipse_9.0.0.me201211011550/tomcat/bin/bootstrap.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/binary/com.sun.java.jdk.win32.x86_1.6.0.013/lib/tools.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/binary/com.sun.java.jdk.win32.x86_1.6.0.013/jre/lib/ext/dnsns.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/binary/com.sun.java.jdk.win32.x86_1.6.0.013/jre/lib/ext/localedata.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/binary/com.sun.java.jdk.win32.x86_1.6.0.013/jre/lib/ext/sunjce_provider.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/binary/com.sun.java.jdk.win32.x86_1.6.0.013/jre/lib/ext/sunmscapi.jar;/C:/Users/ganesha/AppData/Local/MyEclipse/Common/binary/com.sun.java.jdk.win32.x86_1.6.0.013/jre/lib/ext/sunpkcs11.jar
org.apache.jasper.runtime.JspApplicationContextImpl: org.apache.jasper.runtime.JspApplicationContextImpl@d9896e
org.apache.catalina.resources: org.apache.naming.resources.ProxyDirContext@1cda59b
org.apache.AnnotationProcessor: org.apache.catalina.util.DefaultAnnotationProcessor@33788d






can you please explain.

why are they setting scopes to array.

why only request  and session scopes coming in output as below.

In the Request scope:

In the Session scope:

 why not applicaion scope
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gudii9Author Commented:
is there is any other simple exaple to try please advise
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gudii9Author Commented:
i could not find any good examples. please advise
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Sathish David Kumar NArchitectCommented:
The above example are some basic understanding examples . Can you clearly tell what kind of example you expect ?
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gudii9Author Commented:
>>> If for example you put some attribute in the session scope, for example : session.setAttribute("user", someUserObject); it has to be shown there.



I am looking for simple example which uses
pageContext.findAttribute



Can you please advise. Above example is still not clear why they are setting scopes( i thought scopes are implicit right, what is the necessity of declaring and assigning seperately) and then scope names and then simply printing.






How can i modify above code to make it more meaningful. Please advise
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