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From "Karr, David" <>
Subject RE: Tag Lifecycle
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2003 18:12:21 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lukas Bradley [] 
> What is the lifecycle of custom tags?  Are tag objects reused 
> throughout a
> page?  It seems as if my tags are not always being created.  
> They are not
> *always* reused however.

The custom tag lifecycle is probably the biggest and most obscure
stumbling block for tag writers.  You should read the JSP specification
for the details on this.

Basically, a tag instance will be reused for another occurrence of the
tag on the page if it has all the same attributes, and all the same

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