Chapter 5. JavaBeans and the JSP Expression Language

In this chapter, we are going to take a look at JavaBeans and the JSP expression language (EL). The first half of the chapter is devoted solely to JavaBeans. JavaBeans have been around for a long time, and the term means many different things to Java developers. It is well worth understanding JavaBeans so that you can use them if desired, but most importantly understand what other developers mean when the topic is discussed. The second half of this chapter explains the JSP expression language (new as of JSP 2.0). The JSP EL provides a simple, elegant solution to embedding expressions in JSP and provides a method to avoid using the traditional JSP expression, <%= %>, and some of the JavaBean ...

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