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Default values for body-content element

Vishnu Prakash
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
Posts: 1026

I couldn't find default values for the <body-content> element for all three

1. Tag Files
2. Simple Tags
3. Custome tags

in JSP 2.0 specs.

I like to confirm whether these are correct.

Servlet Spec 2.4/ Jsp Spec 2.0/ JSTL Spec 1.1 - JSTL Tag Documentation
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63858

To tell you the truth, I have no idea what the defaults are (or even if there are defaults), as I think it'd be a bad idea to rely upon them. I always explicitly state what content the tag is expecting.

Additionally, if you auto-generate documentation from the TLD files (which I do, fastidiously using the <description> tags throughout the TLDs) omitting such information makes the docuementation much less useful.

If you do not auto-generate docs, being explicit within the TLD is even more important as it probably serves as the only documentation for your tags.

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