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  1. Tiles
  2. TILES-134

NullPointer Exception when tiles servlet is not defined

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.2
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.2
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:

      Tomcat 5.5.20, jre1.5_06

    • Flags:
      Patch

      Description

      When implementing a simple template and the tiles servlet is not defined in the web.xml you get a NullPointer exception at line 144 when running. This can be difficult for the implementer to realize what they did wrong. A suggestion would be to throw and exception when the context is null. It might be better to throw a TilesException however the interface defines a JspException so I used it.

      — RenderTagSupport.java 2007-03-05 16:53:50.000000000 -0500
      +++ tiles-jsp/src/main/java/org/apache/tiles/jsp/taglib/RenderTagSupport.java 2007-03-05 16:52:49.000000000 -0500
      @@ -136,13 +136,11 @@
      *

      • @param nestedTag the put tag desciendent.
        */
      • public void processNestedTag(PutAttributeTag nestedTag) throws JspException {
        + public void processNestedTag(PutAttributeTag nestedTag) {
        ComponentAttribute attribute = new ComponentAttribute(
        nestedTag.getValue(), nestedTag.getRole(),
        nestedTag.getType());
      • if (componentContext==null) throw new JspException("componentContext is null. Do you have the org.apache.tiles.servlet.TilesServlet defined in the web.xml?");
        -
        componentContext.putAttribute(
        nestedTag.getName(),
        attribute
        ~

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              • Assignee:
                brenmcguire Antonio Petrelli
                Reporter:
                scotchy Scot Meyer
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