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Apache Taglibs vs sun JSTL

 
Alvin chew
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hi, wondering are both of apache taglib and sun JSTL same ? when people talking about taglib ? is it refering to apache taglib or jstl ?

what is the different between this two?

thank you very much for answering
 
James Carman
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Apache has an implementation of JSTL in the Jakarta Taglibs project. Is that what you mean? JSTL is the standard and Apache has an implementation of the standard. It's similar to how there's a Servlet/JSP specification and Tomcat is the reference implementation.
 
Mark Vedder
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Something to keep in mind is that Apache's Jakarta Taglib Project has a large number of taglibs available: "Application", Benchmark", "DateTime", and many others listed on their site.

One of the most significant taglibs is the reference implementation of the Sun "JSP Standard Tag Library" (JSTL)specification (as James mentions). This taglib is often referred to simply as the "Standard Taglib". But I have sometimes seen people simply (and confusingly) refer to it as "The Apache Taglib".

Also keep in mind that "taglib" is a generic term/abbreviation referring to a JSP Custom Tag Library. It does not necessarily mean a JSTL implementation, or the Apache Standard Taglib.
[ February 16, 2005: Message edited by: Mark Vedder ]
 
Alvin chew
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thank you for answering , James Carman and Mark Vedder !
 
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