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NEW MAVEN DEPENDENCIES FOR THIS CHAPTER
In addition to Maven dependencies introduced in previous chapters, you also need the following Maven dependency:
<dependency> <groupId>javax.el</groupId> <artifactId>javax.el-api</artifactId> <version>3.0.0</version> <scope>provided</scope> </dependency>
Up to this point, you have used Java to output dynamic content from your JSPs. However, recall that Chapter 4 covers how the use of declarations, scriptlets, and expressions is discouraged. Not only does this provide a great deal of power (sometimes too much) to your JSPs, but it also makes writing JSPs difficult for UI developers with little or no Java background. There must be an easier way to display data and perform simple operations than using Java code. You might think that the
<jsp> tags could provide a solution, and indeed these tags can be used to replace certain Java operations. ...