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JavaServer Pages™, Second Edition by Larne Pekowsky

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Chapter 9. A Small Cup of Java

At many points throughout this book, examples could be discussed only so far before running into a boundary. Those boundaries were frequently demarcated by the transition from the view into the model, but the real issue is that on one side of this boundary lives the JSP code and on the other side the unexplored territory of Java code.

In part, this division has been made deliberately; one of the impetuses for the creation of JSPs and for separating working into a model part and a view part was to allow page authors to create interactive, dynamic Web sites without needing to know any Java. But in another sense, all divisions between knowledge are arbitrary, and page authors could benefit from knowing at least some ...

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