C H A P T E R  2


JSP Elements

A JSP page is made out of a page template, which consists of HTML code and JSP elements such as scripting elements, directive elements, and action elements. In the previous chapter, after explaining how to install Java and Tomcat, I introduced you to JSP and explained JSP’s role within web applications. In this chapter, I’ll describe in detail the first two types of JSP elements. For the action elements, refer to Chapter 4.


Scripting elements consist of code delimited by particular sequences of characters. The scriptlets, which you encountered in the examples in Chapter 1 and delimited by the pair

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