Class Expression

  • @Deprecated
    public abstract class Expression
    extends Object
    As of JSP 2.1, replaced by ValueExpression

    The abstract class for a prepared expression.

    An instance of an Expression can be obtained via from an ExpressionEvaluator instance.

    An Expression may or not have done a syntactic parse of the expression. A client invoking the evaluate() method should be ready for the case where ELParseException exceptions are raised.

    JSP 2.0
    • Constructor Detail

      • Expression

        public Expression()
    • Method Detail

      • evaluate

        public abstract Object evaluate​(VariableResolver vResolver)
                                 throws ELException
        Evaluates an expression that was previously prepared. In some implementations preparing an expression involves full syntactic validation, but others may not do so. Evaluating the expression may raise an ELParseException as well as other ELExceptions due to run-time evaluation.
        vResolver - A VariableResolver instance that can be used at runtime to resolve the name of implicit objects into Objects.
        The result of the expression evaluation.
        ELException - Thrown if the expression evaluation failed.