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HFSJ mentions - request and response implicit objects are available in tag files because even though it’s a .tag file it is going to end up as a part of a JSP.
if this reasoning is correct then why other JSP implicit objects - pageContext, config, application ect are unavailabe ?? after all its going to be a part of the jsp and will end up in the service method of the container generated servlet.