JavaServer Pages

JavaServer Pages (JSP) is an interesting, and sometimes controversial, strategy for developing Web presentations. Whether or not you are a fan of JSP, it is a de facto standard by virtue of its incorporation into the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification, not to mention the very large audience of JSP developers that exist today. Over time, it has been extended from the simple embedding of Java statements within an HTML page to the latest version, which now includes support for custom tags, or taglibs.

The distinguishing attribute of JSP is flexibility. A developer has the option of inserting Java directly into HTML or leveraging taglibs to achieve better separation of markup and Java logic. For our purposes, we'll start ...

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