Helen Andreas

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As per HFSJ, <jsp:attribute> elements don't count as body content (page 482). So you can use them even when <body-content> is set to empty.
But can you use them if <body-content> is set to tagdependent? That specifically prohibits evaluation of any standard actions. Or does it also make a special exception for <jsp:attribute> ?

Thanks!
Hello ranchers,

I am taking the exam next week and bit nervous after looking at the HFSJ errata! I haven't read the specs (not good - I know) as I don't have the time. I was relying on the HFSJ book to cover most of the ground since the book authors also contributed to the real exam.

Now from the errata, it looks like the corrections are more than just printing mistakes. There are some conceptual corrections. e.g. page 279 Q 15. Some text was not consistent with the specs e.g. page 265 (returned values of attribute related methods) or page 239 (;jesessionid).

My worry now is if all these mistakes are in the book, is there a possibility that there might be mistakes or tricky/controversial questions in the real exam too? After all sun certifications are known for tricky questions! Since the ERRATA was created after the exam was created, were the exam questions based on the related concepts changed to match the changes in the book?

Thanks.
I am looking for a couple of java books.

I have about 5+ years of programming experience. I started off with Java (some gui stuff and beans) and j2ee (jsp, servlets) etc for about 1 year.
then switched to c++ and c#. That is what i have been doing for past 3 years. Now i want to switch back to Java.

Given this background :
1. Could you recommend a book that is "practical" - one that will teach the new features in java 5 and 6 quickly ? No " .. for dummies" or " .. in 21 days" please

2. And another that is more in-depth - one that explains the concepts and deals with advanced topics ? Not a reference though. I hate when a programming book starts with list of built types in a languages.

Thanks.


11 years ago