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JSTL in Action

Introducing Web page authors and programmers to the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), this guide covers all features of the JSTL 1.0 standard. Whether users need to add dynamic content to a static Web page or are in need of providing back-end code, nonprogrammers are shown how to manipulate XML, access relational databases, format text, internationalize Web applications, and introduce general-flow logic into JSP--all with HTML-like tags that are accessible to authors of Web pages. Also addressed are techniques for utilizing and extending JSTL's functionality.

Shawn Bayern is a research programmer at Yale University and coauthor of Manning's Web Development with Java Server Pages. He is the reference implementation lead for JSTL.