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Nikhil Jain
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Joined: May 15, 2005
Posts: 389
Hello Ranchers,
Do i need to include any special JAR file for testing Custom Tag handler.I tried to use SimpleTagSupport class, but I cannot find that in the library.


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Sathish Nagappan
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Joined: Nov 05, 2005
Posts: 76
No ,
If you are using JSTL , yes you need to add a few classes to your source path.
But for custom tags, you dont need to install anything extra other than the jdk and the web container/J2ee container.
So if a normal servlet program , JSP program runs, then there is some other problem with your code.

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Gaurav Gambhir
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Joined: Mar 04, 2006
Posts: 256
No, only things you need are JSP page, tld file and Tag handler
Try this


<%@ taglib prefix="myTags" uri="simpleTag"%>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>

<taglib xmlns=""


<description>Use of custom tags</description>

package com.example.web;
import javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.SimpleTagSupport;
import javax.servlet.jsp.JspException;
public class SimpleTagTest1 extends SimpleTagSupport{
public void doTag() throws JspException,IOException{
getJspContext().getOut().print("This is the use of custom tag");
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