This chapter will demonstrate how to create custom tags and use them in JSPs. This will require a more detailed explanation of how tags work, as well as covering new topics such as XML and tag libraries. The database access classes (created in Chapter 10) will be used in the server-based application to insert, display, and delete information from a database. We will also demonstrate how the MVC architecture makes incorporating these functions immensely easier.
At the end of this chapter, you should understand:
- Tag libraries
- Tag handlers
- The Web Deployment Descriptor
At the end of this chapter, you should ...