The only difference is that there is an additional step with JSPs that compiles the JSP to a servlet before it is instantiated and initialised. There are a couple of additional methods on the JSPPage interface which is implemented by the servlets generated from JSPs that allow the Web Container to be notified when JSP pages are loaded or unloaded but you don't need to concern yourself with these methods. At the end of the day JSPs are just a really good way to create servlets without needing to write too much Java code. HTH Andy Bowes [ May 08, 2003: Message edited by: Andy Bowes ]
Andy Bowes<br />SCJP, SCWCD<br />I like deadlines, I love the whoosing noise they make as they go flying past - Douglas Adams
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