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Header & Footer with JSP

Moses Babylone
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Joined: Aug 01, 2013
Posts: 3
Hello,
I am a newbie for JAVA and jsp.
I have a fix code for header and for footer which I want to use for all my pages. I don't want to duplicate it. In PHP, we can do this by creating a file header.php and footer.php and including these files whenever required.
I am wondering how I can do the same with jsp? I want to create header and footer and include them in the pages. I don't want to create a template though. Not all pages use same header and footer. So, I must have a flexibility to choose where I could include these 2 files or not.

Thanks!
d v lokesh venkata
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 16

you can achieve the same in jsp by using <jsp:include> tag or <%@include --->
save the header part in header.jsp and footer part in footer.jsp
do the following
<%@include file="header.jsp">
/////////////////your code//////////////
/////////////////your code//////////////
/////////////////your code//////////////
<%@include file="footer.jsp">
K. Tsang
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Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 2623
    
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Do note that <jsp:include page=...> is for dynamic content and <%@include file=...> is for static content.


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d v lokesh venkata
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Joined: Aug 09, 2013
Posts: 16

when you are going with using of css templates you can go with <%@include----
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
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Posts: 61766
    
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d v lokesh venkata wrote:when you are going with using of css templates you can go with <%@include----


Which type of include is used in irrelevant with respect to using CSS on the page or not.


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