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shivani anand
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what is the use of include directive and how we can use it in JSP?
Val Dra
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I am just begingin jsp and i read that this derictive is used to include other pages into this page. So you can use that pages functionality as well.

Val SCJP <BR>going for SCJD
Bharatesh H Kakamari
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If you know C language then the include directive is similar to #include directive there.
include directive is used to include a jsp file in the current jsp file. The reason why this could be done is to separate presentation layer into various jsp pages so that if a change is required for one page, the entire presentation layer need not change.
There are two ways of including a file : a) the include directive and another with <jsp:include> action. The latter is used when the design requires the inclusion of the file as run-time. For eg during run-time another jsp file gets generated and this is included at run-time.
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