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Special Edition Using Java™ Server Pages and Servlets by Mark Wutka

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Chapter 29. Extending JSP with New Tags

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Many times, you need a Web designer to design your Java Server Pages. The designer might be an expert with HTML, but might not know anything about Java. The <jsp:useBean>, <jsp:setProperty>, and <jsp:getProperty> tags allow you to make parts of your application accessible through tags, but you can't invoke bean methods without using either the <% or <%= tags. You can also provide some additional flexibility with the <jsp:include> and <jsp:forward> tags, but these tags are often overkill. You need a way to allow a Web ...

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