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From "David Graham" <>
Subject RE: Rendering alternate rows of a table in Struts
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2003 20:54:08 GMT
Cool!  JSP is catching up to ColdFusion's ease of use.  I'm a big CF fan but 
there's really no need for it when we have free Java.


>You are correct that designing correct tags in JSP 1.1/1.2 isn't all that
>easy.  However, folks will *really* like what is coming up in JSP 2.0 in
>this area -- in particular two interesting features:
>* A new tag invocation protocol (SimpleTag) that is so simple :-)
>   you almost can't get it wrong -- a single method call to implement,
>   and no worries about tag pooling or instance reuse.
>* Tag files, which allow a page author to point at a chunk of
>   JSP code (which might itself have tag invocations insode) and
>   say, in effect, "treat this chunk of stuff as a custom tag".
>   Now, page authors can create and reuse presentation-ish stuff
>   just as easily as Java programmers can reuse classes.


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