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Is JSTL part of JSP 2.0?

 
Vijay Albuquerque
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I have been reading the JSP 2.0 spec and it keeps using the JSTL core library. As far as I am aware, EL is now part of JSP, however JSTL has still got to be referenced through an external library.

I am using Apache Tomcat 5, which implements the JSP 2.0 spec and I cannot use JSTL directly without providing for an external library.

Hence, my question: Is JSTL part of JSP 2.0?

Thanks in adv.
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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No,

JSTL is separate technology from JSP.

JSP - more generic
JSTL - some "often used" concrete cases of custom tags

if you go to JSP page on SUN website - you will see that they have separate specifications documents
 
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