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From Barbara Baughman <baugh...@utdallas.edu>
Subject RE: Advantages of JSP over Velocity
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 22:41:49 GMT
One advantage is that you don't need to learn Java to use JSP.  If your
JSP pages have little in the way of programming, then JSP is easier to
use and faster to develop (assuming you don't get any cryptic java error
messages).

Barbara Baughman

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Charles N. Harvey III wrote:

> An opinion on what JSP has over Velocity that I have run into (like a brick
> wall)
> is that you are in complete control of the source.  With a custom tag you
> create
> it and you manage it.  And if it breaks or doesn't have a feature that you
> want,
> then you make the change.  If there is something wrong with Velocity then
> you
> have to wait for the next release.
> 
> This argument is a bit ridiculous since it is open source code and you can
> make
> any changes that you want.
> 
> The other argument is that "There is no book on Velocity".  Thing is, the
> VTL
> is so easy for web designers to learn that the only "book" needed is the one
> web page on the site.  I personally think its much better than an enourmous
> JSP book.
> 
> The third argument is that JSP is a Standard Implementation blessed by Sun.
> So if
> you are a standards kind of guy then JSP is your answer.  Then again,
> Velocity has
> a taglib so you can use it inside of JSP pages.
> 
> From my experience and from what others have said on this list (which is of
> course
> slightly biased towards Velocity) is that Velocity has every JSP angle
> covered and
> it generally makes development easier for everyone.
> 
> 
> The best way it to just give it a shot.  Code a few pages.  Take some time
> to convert
> a small application that you have.  See if you like it.  Most of the people
> here are
> quite certain that you will.
> 
> 
> Charlie
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: plynchnlm@netscape.net [mailto:plynchnlm@netscape.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 5:06 PM
> > To: velocity-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Advantages of JSP over Velocity
> >
> >
> > Are there any advantages of JSP over Velocity?  Is there anything JSP
> > can do that Velocity can't?  I have read much (on the Velocity web-site)
> > about the advantages of Velocity over JSP, but I keep thinking there
> > must be another side of the story.  The only thing in favor of JSP that
> > I have found is the custom tag libraries that are available, especially
> > with Struts.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any tips you can offer,
> >    --Paul
> >
> > Paul Lynch
> > Aquilent, Inc.
> >
> >
> >
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