This book is a guide to the recently introduced Java Tag Extension API, illustrated by real-life case studies. A fairly complete approach to JSP programming is provided, with a discussion of its shortcomings and how these can be addressed by employing tag libraries. It will discuss modeling and designing applications based on these technologies, then provide a specific implementation (Jakarta STRUTS).
This book goes well beyond other resources on JSP, which contain at most a single chapter on tag libraries. The explanation of tag library technology and examples of its implementation will help bring new capabilities to current JSP programmers
1: Introduction to Servlets and Javaserver Pages.
2: Introduction to Tag Libraries.
3: Writing Custom Tags.
4: Cooperating Tags and Scripting Variables.
5: Design Considerations.
6: Jakarta Struts.
7: truts Tag Libraries.
8: Anatomy of a Struts Application.
9: Jakarta TagLibs.
10: Commercial Tag Libraries.
11: Other TagLib Projects On The Net.
12: Other Sources.
Appendix A: Tomcat.
Appendix B: Allaire Jrun.
Appendix C: Orionserver.
Appendix D: MySQL.
Appendix E: Mappling Servlet-JSP Functions and Attributes.