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'weblogic.servlet.jsp.CompilationException' Exception When Migrating Application That Uses JSTL 1.0 Library (Doc ID 1516178.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version 10.3.3 to 10.3.6
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When migrating legacy Web application that uses JSTL 1.0 to WebLogic Server 10.3.x,  the following error may appear:

 weblogic.utils.compiler.ToolFailureException: jspc failed with errors :weblogic.servlet.jsp.CompilationException: messageDisplay.jsp:19:7: Static attribute must be a String literal, its illegal to specify an expression.
<c:if test="${messageToDisplay != null}">

Cause

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