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JSTL: JSP Standard Tag Library Kick Start by Jeff Heaton

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Chapter 2. Programming the JSP Standard Tag Library

Every programming language has many fundamental constructs. One of the basic constructs inherent in every programming language is variables. Programming languages must provide variables to store and process data. This chapter begins by showing you how variables are stored and processed in JSTL.

Programs must also interact with the user. When a JSP page first loads all user input to that page, it sends the input as variables. In this chapter, we show you how to access and process this data. This will allow you to create HTML forms that are capable of sending their data to JSTL-based JSP pages.

Form processing is only one aspect of Web application development. Web application programmers must also ...

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