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Core JSTL: Mastering the JSP™ Standard Tag Library by David M. Geary

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Topics in This Chapter

  • JSTL Overview

  • Getting Started

  • A Simple JSTL Web Application

  • JSTL Design Principles

Since its introduction in 1995, Java has become the programming language of choice for developing e-business applications.[1] One of the main reasons for Java's success is its extensive class library, which lets developers implement complex applications with relative ease. Until now, server-side Java developers have had little in the way of a server-side class library beyond the servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) APIs. But as three major JSP specifications come to fruition in the latter part of 2002—JSP 2.0, JavaServer Faces, and the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL)—server-side Java developers will suddenly be standing on ...

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