hi, Quite true. Hfsj would be good. Go through chapters 7th and 8th on jsp and EL 3-4 times.preferrably make your own notes.Once you get the hang of it.the shift to tags becomes easy. Bcoz what you can't do in those things u can in tags.
A simples tag can be a jsp file renamed as .tag or .tagx file....wow quite easy...right...
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oh those are tag files or simple tags? I thought simpletags need doTag method. i'm reading it over and over again.. somehow just goes above my head.
Thanks, you people are very helpful. I'm glad I found this site.
I was stuck at the same point. I was all set for the exam and had my attributes, patterns, JSP, EL etc sorted but this tag business would not fit in my poor little brain.
I think that if you are following the HF book you can get confused by the numerous types of tags, tld's etc. I believe its helpful to take the time to separate them in your mind and then chapters 9 & 10 start to make a lot more sense.
Basically in Chapter 10 we are introduced to 3 types of tags.
1. Tag Files.
Like includes but better, based on JSP, use attribute and tag directives.