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From Shiraz Kanga <>
Subject RE: Programming JSP Tag Libraries Book
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2000 20:40:33 GMT

Actually a realistic (and possibly large) sample application would be
really useful. For example, a portal like site (like my yahoo) or a forum 
app (like slashdot), which deals with various real world issues issues 
like user registration, personalization, etc.

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Ward, Jeff wrote:

>   I would like to see some solid practical patterns on how to do look and
> feel re-use with tags. Simple iterator tags give some abilities to a HTML
> developer but tags that take care of template stuff in a natural way is
> where the real power of the things are at. 
>   Also, more advanced concepts like how to wrap off business logic from the
> JSP with tags would be nice. I see to many tag libraries and examples that
> should how to do a SQL query with tags and not enough examples of tags that
> represent data (a current user name tag for example). Tags should hide nasty
> back end logic from the view coder to allow them to concentrate on what they
> do best of developing a good look and feel.
>   I hope this is along the lines of what you were looking for. I would love
> to see a good O'Reilly book on Tags. They always have a good knack for
> teaching how to use something but they are still useful as a reference when
> you have finished reading them.
>   -Jeff Ward
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	A. Keyton Weissinger [] 
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 29, 2000 8:16 PM
> To:
> Subject:	Programming JSP Tag Libraries Book
> Group,
> My name is Keyton Weissinger. I am writing O'Reilly and Associate's
> Programming JSP Tag Libraries. I'm pretty early in my development and would
> like to request feedback: what would you like to see covered in such a book?
> My outline so far is a full coverage of developing and using tags and tag
> libraries using examples from a wide variety of sources, many of which from
> this project. Furthermore, my book will act as a reference for these tags
> and those being proposed for the Sun standard JSP tags (see Sun's JSR 000052
> Expert Group).
> But I want it to be useful for YOU! What would you like to see?
> Looking forward to your feedback.
> Sincerely yours,
> Keyton Weissinger

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