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When do includes happen?

Kavita Ghia
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Hello friends,
I would like to know exactly how does the JSP engine translate an include file and when does it do that?
Thanks in advance.
Brett Knapik
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when you mean include do you man when importing a package or including another file into the html?
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Kavita Ghia
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How can u include another file into an html file.And once it gets included at what point of time the JSP engine processes it.
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
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"How can you include another file into an html file"
I'm going to take the liberty of saying that you meant:
"How can you include another file into a JSP file?"
There are two ways of including a file in a JSP. One (the directive) will include the textual file into the including one at the time of compilation (<%@ include file="file.txt"%> )and the other (the action) will include the output of the included JSP in the including one.
One method takes place at page compilation time (like in C's preprocessor) and the other one (the action, <jsp:include page="page.jsp"> ) includes the executed output of the included page instead.

Tony Alicea
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