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Diff between JSP Page & JSP Document

bernard savary
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 91
Hi ,
I was going through the JSP specs to read on standard actions and they always mention JSP Page and JSP document seperately . Can someone tell me what is the difference ?
Sandeep Vaid
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 392
The difference between JSP Page and XML-BASED JSP Document is of syntax.

JSP Page
<%@ page import="java.util.*" %>

In JSP Document, the same thing will be
<jsp import="java.util.*" >

Similarly there are more tags in JSP Document.

It's explained in HFSJ, in web-deployment chapter...
Aditya Singh
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 62
There are three main difference:
1. In JSP page we can put normal text but in JSP Document hav <jsp:text> tag.
2. There is no taglib attribute in page directive, its defined as a part of xml root defination of JSP Documents <jsp:root .. xmlns:myLib="location"
version="sth" > (xmlns XML name space)
3.Request time attribute expression for Document is %=expr% rather then <%=expr%>.
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