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JSTL: JSP Standard Tag Library Kick Start by Jeff Heaton

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Chapter 8. Accessing Data with XML Tags

Considerable data is now available in the form of Extensible Markup Language (XML). Web pages often need to access XML data and display it. JSTL provides a range of XML tags that allow you to perform a variety of operations on XML data.

The JSTL tags enable you to iterate over XML data and perform comparisons on XML data using XPath expressions. You can also access individual elements of data within an XML document using XPath. In this way, you can customize the display of your XML using many of the JSTL tags you are already familiar with.

In addition, the JSTL tag library allows you to process data using Extensible Stylesheet Language templates (XSLT). By creating an XSL template, you can transform your XML ...

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