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manoj Mahadik

Joined: Nov 21, 2000
Posts: 8
Why jsp:include action is less efficient but more flexible as
compared to jsp:include directive?
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Joined: Oct 20, 2000
Posts: 68
Hi Manoj,
The <%@ include> directive is parsed during the translation phase and can specify only a "static" resource. Since it is compiled during translation time it is efficient. It is less flexible because it cannot handle "dynamic" content.
The <jsp:include> Action is processed at request time (included inside _jspService() method) can include both "static" and "dynamic" contents(hence flexible). Since it is handled at request time it is less efficient
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