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Is HFBook is enough for JSTL

AmitKashyap kashyap

Joined: Mar 16, 2005
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Is it enough to go throgh HFBook for JSTL or should I go through each tag in Specs....

in Head First Formating, XML core,XML Flow control, SQL and Internationalization tags are not in detail... are they asked in the exam...
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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JSTL tags other than those in HFSJ are not supposed to be part of the exam.
Looking through the spec does not hurt though

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Paul Bourdeaux
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There was a pretty involved discussion here a couple of months ago in which Bert bates (one of the HFSJ authors) kept trying to tell people that HFSJ was designed and written specifically for the exam, and so they left out many things that were not on the exam, like the JSTL tags you mentioned. It is a good idea to go through the specs, but mainly study what you read in the book.

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