Using JavaServer Pages
IN THIS CHAPTER
Seeing how servlets work in the MVC model.
Learning about the life cycle of a JSP page
Trying out expressions and JSTL tags
Doing more with the Request object
Looking at a complete, albeit simple, JSP application
In Book 7, Chapter 1, you discover how to create servlets that write HTML data directly to a page by using the
PrintWriter object accessed through
response.out. Although this technique works, it is far from the ideal way to develop web applications. Any sensible web application design separates the business logic (the Java code) from the presentation (the HTML). Generating HTML directly from a Java servlet was fine for introducing how servlets work, but it isn't a viable way to write actual web applications.
That’s where JavaServer Pages (a technology usually called JSP for short) comes in. A JavaServer Page is an HTML file that has Java servlet code embedded in it in special tags. When you run a JSP, all the HTML is automatically ...
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