It's not an omission. Normal Jsp syntax does not include <jsp> standard actions. But there are useable in any JSP pages and JSP documents.
What they call "Normal JSP page syntax" is the <% %> way of wrinting things, and "JSP document syntax" is the xml way of writing things.
Don't get confused and just remember that : 1. In JSP pages, you can use normal syntax (<% %>) and xml syntax (<jsp:.../>) 2. In JSP documents, you can only use valid xml (<jsp:.../>, but not <% %> ) [ December 12, 2005: Message edited by: Satou kurinosuke ]