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ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Now, if you are familiar with HTML, you will notice that it has become a much simpler page. Yet, when we work with data inside ColdFusion, we rarely hard-code data onto the page as you see here. This is how the data will look when it goes to the browser, but it is not the best method of putting information back out. Rather than doing a loop right here on the page, we are going to use one of those powerful custom tags. We will write it to encapsulate our logic and make the page appear better. We will note that it is a more pleasant experience to reuse a custom tag than to retype or paste and adapt our code to every use.

Now, we are going to build our custom tag to handle this functionality in a more elegant way. The ...

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