This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
The include directive is a static include (includes the source at compile time)... the jsp:include tag is used for dynamic includes (calls the included page at runtime and includes its response). Hope this helps.