Custom tags for forms are the _major_ importance and I don't see why this was omitted. Any web-application will need to deal with forms.
Can someone comment ?
Originally posted by matt hooker:
I think you're right. I have had a quick look over the spec and do not see any form specific entries in there. Of course, you could just scoot over to jakarta.apache.org and grab an implementation from their library.
I know I could, but I really wish that Sun really had come out with a complete specification. Without form-handling, it somehow seems only quarter-baked.
At any rate, the tag-libs that are present in JSTL are pretty good and easier to use than their corresponding Struts counterparts.
More generally, supporting HTML forms isn't really the job a general-purpose taglib; it's more a function of a particular framework (like Struts) that you might use to develop individual applications.