As you know JSP in XML format appeared in JSP 1.2, meaning long time ago. And I would like to ask a quick question: If your manager ask you : "Why don't you use JSP Document instead of standard JSP?", how will you answer(justify to) him?
So far, I just get some answers: * JSP documents can be passed directly to the container. * The XML view of the JSP document can be used to validate the JSP document against a description of the set of valid pages. * JSP documents can be manipulated via XML-aware tools. * An XML transformation, like XSLT, can be used to generate a JSP document from a textual representation.
These reasons seem to be not so strong, huh!
But in my opinion, the development time of Regular JSP is much faster than XMLed-JSP. Because you can put JSP/JSTL after having HMLT done. So I still prefer Regular JSP.
In brief, please compare these two from different point of view! Thanks,