This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
No. JSP custom tags must follow strict XML rules. That means no "shortcuts". In fact, in xhtml your td tag would need to be written as <td nowrap="true">. I code this way for completeness even when coding the page as HTML4. bear