Additional Information About JSP

This appendix has shown the basics of JSP. Now let's examine a few more JSP-related topics.

What Is JSP and How Does It Work?

JSP provides a layer of abstraction from servlets. JSP is built on servlets and is designed to make it easy for less experienced programmers to create efficient servlet design and composition.

When any client first requests a specific JSP page, it is compiled into a servlet. At this point, the servlet is compiled and executed. The results are then sent back to the client. Once a JSP page has been compiled, any further requests will use the precompiled version. It is also possible to precompile all JSP pages so that no user experiences a compiling delay. The method of precompiling will depend ...

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