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J2EE™ Tutorial, The by Beth Stearns, Monica Pawlan, Eric Jendrock, Kim Haase, Dale Green, Stephanie Bodoff

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Chapter 13. Custom Tags in JSP Pages

Stephanie Bodoff

The standard JSP tags for invoking operations on JavaBeans components and performing request dispatching simplify JSP page development and maintenance. JSP technology also provides a mechanism for encapsulating other types of dynamic functionality in custom tags,which are extensions to the JSP language. Custom tags are usually distributed in the form of a tag library,which defines a set of related custom tags and contains the objects that implement the tags.

Some examples of tasks that can be performed by custom tags include operations on implicit objects, processing forms, accessing databases and other enterprise services such as e-mail and directories, and performing flow control. JSP tag ...

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