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Eric Howell
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I am using a lot of Custom Tags and found the Professional JSP book helpfull. What does this book include over others? Does it include the JRun tag Library? I would have thought it would be substantial as wronx books usually are.
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Zac Roberts
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From the amazon review it seems that the book does not go into to much detail on 3rd party taglibs but rather puts the focus on creating your own tag libs. I have also been very impressed with all of the WROX books and would love to get a look at this one!
 
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That's right, the book's focus is more about building tags rather than a guide to 3rd party tags, although the last chapter does look at some of the tags provided by Struts, Jakarta Taglibs and JSTL, and I think that this nicely wraps up the book in mapping those tags back to some of the techniques that are covered elsewhere in the book, showing how they can be applied in the real world. Of course, 3rd party tag libraries are important (just look at the JSTL for a great example) but there will be times when you'll undoubtedly say to yourself, "I can't find a tag that does X" - specifically if you want a domain focussed slant.
The purpose of the book therefore is to provide a very good grounding in all of the features available through the custom tag API - from building tags and best practices, all backed up by real world examples, most of which have been used on the various projects that I've been involved in.
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Doug Wang
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Originally posted by Simon Brown:
The purpose of the book therefore is to provide a very good grounding in all of the features available through the custom tag

Thanks Simon for your effort of giving such a good book.
 
Eric Howell
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Cheers for that Simon. I'll try my best to get a look at the book soon.
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Eric
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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