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Wesley Baker
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I've been using TLDs and custom tags for a while now with a lot of success. However, i seem to have come across something I'm not sure how to deal with.

I have a class with a static method:

I have a TLD which references this static method:

And finally I have the JSP which calls the TLD:

Here's the problem - if I make Dog a subclass and move the getPaper() static method to the superclass, the JSP will no longer recognize getPaper() as an available method. I can easily get around this by making a getPaper() method for every subclass instead, but that's not very OO. Am I violating some core Java principle here? Why doesn't this work?

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