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Three flavors of taglib element.....DUH!!!

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I just realized (yup, I am slow but) there are three flavors of taglib elements.
1. taglib element in the web-app of a DD
<!ELEMENT taglib (taglib-uri, taglib-location)>
2. taglib element in the TLD
<!ELEMENT taglib
(tlib-version, jsp-version, short-name, uri?, display-name?, small-icon?, large-icon?, description?, validator?, listener*, tag+)>
3. and Ofcourse the taglib directive of a JSP.
For what its worth.........
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[ February 17, 2002: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]
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Makes me wish you could bring in the dtd's into the test room.
I have been trying to find patterns in the dtd to make it easier to learn. As in the servlet tag and the filter tags both have init-param elements with the same inner tags.
But those inconsistencies are a pain.
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I've been goimg over this too ( just 5 days before my exam...)
I've worked it out like this:
Ive got 3 layers.
The bottom layer is the .tld file which has all the machinery and logic in it - the handler class files are listed here etc.
The middle layer is the web.xml file where I tell the container about the existence of the .tld file I only tell it a handy name <taglib-uri> and the exact location <taglib-location> so the applications running in the container can reference it easily.
The top layer is the JSP page. here I declare I want to use the taglib resource by mentioning its handy name and I assign a prefix to distinguish my super tags from those plain old standard tags
Now all I have to do in my jsp pages is call my prefix and tag and that call is passed down through those layers and things happen
Hope that helps,
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