This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The tags are turned into simple Java statements which activate the tag handler's methods as appropriate during the translation stage (where the JSP gets turned into a Java servlet). The compliler then compiles the Java code into a class file like any other Java source file. You should take a look at the Java source files that are generated from your JSP pages by your container. Very informative. hth, bear [ July 21, 2003: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]