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Head First Servlets and JSP, 2nd Edition by Bert Bates, Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra

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The Simple tag API

A Simple tag handler must implement the SimpleTag interface. The easiest way to do that is to extend SimpleTagSupport and override just the method you need, doTag(). You don’t have to use SimpleTagSupport, but we reckon 99.999999% of simple tag developers do.

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