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Classsic Vs Simple?

Boobalan Jegathesan
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Joined: Jan 08, 2007
Posts: 17
Hi,

Can anyone differentiate classic custom tags and simple custom tags?


Thanks<br />Boobalan.(SCJP1.4)
Christophe Verré
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Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688
    
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They use different interfaces, so it's bit long to explain.
Simple tags are easier to make
The best would be to try to make the same tag from scratch with both version.

Simple tag handlers also include "Tag Files" which are 100% jsp tags.

Sorry for not answering your question.
You can still refer the following part of the JSP specification:
JSP.7.1.3 Classic Tag Handlers
JSP.7.1.5 Simple Tag Handlers


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Boobalan Jegathesan
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Joined: Jan 08, 2007
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I know the funtionality and I executed the same.Some experts might have specific reasons why do we have 2 kinds of custom tags in jsp.thats hwy i asked.....
Christophe Verré
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Some experts might have specific reasons why do we have 2 kinds of custom tags in jsp

That's because Classic Tags were a pain in the neck to make. Simple tags' interfaces are much more easier to deal with. And as I said in the previous post, you can even make simple tags as jsp, not as java classes.

Sorry about the confusion.
 
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