Change Log for JSR-245 JavaServerTM Pages 2.1

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The purpose for the proposed changes to JSR-245, JavaServerTM Pages 2.1 Specification (JSP 2.1) is to take the expression language (EL) out of JSP 2.1 and make it a self-contained specification. The next version of the JSP specification will remove the description of the expression language and will instead reference and depend on the EL specification.

This change log has been created according to the Maintenance step of the JCP process, and will be posted for a 30 day public review before being declared final.

Proposed Changes

1. Version

The EL that is part of JSP 2.1 will be EL 1.0, and the proposed standalone EL will be EL 1.1.

2. New Methods in EL 1.1

To make EL 1.1 self-contained, two factory methods have been added.

2.1 javax.el.ExpressionFactory.newInstance()

Creates a new instance of a ExpressionFactory. This method uses the following ordered lookup procedure to determine the ExpressionFactory implementation class to load:

2.2 javax.el.ExpressionFactory.newInstance(Properties)

Create a new instance of a ExpressionFactory, with optional properties. This method uses the same lookup procedure as the one used in newInstance().

If the argument properties is not null, and if the implementation contains a constructor with a single parameter of type java.util.Properties, then the constructor is used to create the instance.

Properties are optional and can be ignored by an implementation.

The name of a property should start with "javax.el."

The following are some suggested names for properties.