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Custom Tags v/s Java Beans

L Goundalkar
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 395
Hi all,
Is there any thumb rule when to use Custom Tag and when to use Java Beans.
I feel we can get the solution using either of them.
Am I right?
[ July 07, 2003: Message edited by: L Goundalkar ]

SCJP, SCWCD
Christian Ebage
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Joined: Aug 29, 2002
Posts: 47
I feel Custom Tags use JavaBeans to display dynamic content, since JavaBeans contain data, and have methods to get and mutate the data and no presentation logic.
Custom Tags have a kind of managing role as far as the Javabean/Tag ralationship is concerned. I would say it is the way most Java Developers would prefare to write JSPs which use JavaBeans.
Ebage
SCJP
SCEA
[ July 07, 2003: Message edited by: Christian Ebage ]
Dhananjay Ghanwat
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Joined: Dec 23, 2002
Posts: 27
Use Custom Tags when you want to help your VIEW with some processing.
Use Java Beans when you want to help your BUSINESS with some processing
 
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