Besides writing your own Custom Tags in JSP, you will find that Java EE actually provides a set of Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) ready for you to use. These built-in tags include repeating (for-loop) tags, if condition tags, variable declaration and output tags etc. The Libraries also come with many utility functions and international message formatting tags. Here is an example how it looks like.
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In this example, we will learn to use the JSP Editor available through the Web Tools Platform (WTP) within Eclipse.
JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology, (part of Java Enterprise Edition – JEE), provides a simplified way for rapid development of web-based applications that are server- and platform-independent. It helps Java developers to create dynamically generated web pages based on HTML, XML, or other document types with embedded java code through scriplets.
JSP contains the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), which is a collection of tag libraries that implement general-purpose functionality common to many Web applications.
The JSP editor provides a number of compelling features to ease JSP Development within eclipse.