When i browse thru some of the tag class... I found that the pageContext is avaliable for use WITHOUT declaration (something like "PageContext pageContext = JspFactory.getPageContext())... is it a implicit object for Tag Class???
It's an Instance variable defined and created in the super class TagSupport. Since you extend TagSupport (or BodyTagSupport), you inherit this instance variable. It is of type PageContext. Check the JavaDocs (You can find them easily through the Links Page) For these classes. ------------------ I Hope This Helps Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD