JSF commandLink control throws error when debugging on Websphere Application Server 7

Technote (troubleshooting)


In a JSF application debugging on Websphere Application Server 7, if you click on a commandLink control a runtime org.apache.jasper.el.JspMethodNotFoundException will occur.


When clicking a hyperlink that was created by a JSF commandLink control, an error is displayed in the page.


The JSP and JSF implementation shipped with this version of Websphere Application Server works in such a way that the debugger cannot intercept the clicking of a commandLink. This prevents proper execution of the EGL function bound to the control.


This is only for the version 7 series of Websphere, and only when the server is started in debug mode. All versions of Rational Business Developer that support Websphere Application Server 7 are affected.

Resolving the problem

There is no solution to this problem. You can either use a different version of Websphere Application Server, like version 8, or you can change your commandLink control to some other JSF control like a button.

Document information

More support for:

Rational Business Developer

Software version:

7.5, 7.5.1,,,,,,,,, 8.0.1,,,,, 8.5, 8.5.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

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