Which of the below is better to use on a web site. I would have 3 includes on each page,- and would be the same for each page. ie. a header, footer, and left nav. <%@ include file="this.jsp"%> <jsp:include page="that.jsp" flush="true"/> Is the below correct? <jsp:include /> tag which is processed at runtime, and <%@ include %> tag which is prcessed at compile time... when is it better to use one or the other?? Thanks
If you are only including the header, footer and navigation bar which are only static content. I would say to use static inclusion. Just remember the rules that there are more dependencies if u share variables among the pages (i.e. they cant be compiled individually, only if u make use of pageContext to share variables). Also it is only suitable for parts which do not change very often. Another pointer Other discussion
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Thanks for your reply and to directing me to the other forum question on the includes.