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In addition to the Maven dependencies introduced in previous chapters, you also need the following Maven dependency:
<dependency> <groupId>org.apache.commons</groupId> <artifactId>commons-lang3</artifactId> <version>3.1</version> <scope>compile</scope> </dependency>
In Chapter 7 you explored the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) and also got a brief introduction to the Tag Library Descriptor (TLD), a special file that describes the tags and/or functions in a library. In this chapter you learn more about the TLD and how tags and functions are declared within them. You also learn how to create tag handlers and tag files.
All JSP tags result in execution of some tag handler. The tag handler is an implementation of
javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.SimpleTag and contains the Java ...