Where JSTL comes to short (Part 1 : I speak to you in klingon)

JSTL (JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library / JSR-52) has been around for quite some time now. It was certainly a breath of fresh air when it was introduced as an alternative to inline java in JSP files. Unfortunately I still find it lacking. I will try to describe these problems as best I can in a number of posts here on my blog. Please comment if you think I have misunderstood some of the concepts along the way.

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