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.
first: little point second: that's the syntax before JSTL 1.1. In JSTL 1.0 you could not embed EL directly in the code and have the output added to the output stream, it could only be used inside a tag. As many servers don't support JSTL 1.1 (JSP 2.0) yet, and many people have gotten into the use to use cut, you'll continue to see it. Myself I find the extra text using cut to add clarity, plus the project uses Tomcat 4.1 which doesn't support JSTL 1.1.
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Just an example of the ultimate in using JSP tags... Small JSP which is completely prepared for i18n, not a single word of static text on the page.