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Gregg Bolinger
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Sue, I went through your STRUTS book and found it really useful. I haven't had a chance to REALLY use it yet, but I have been working on a J2EE project and everytime I have a question on how to do something, the answers somehow move me closer and closer to the STRUTS architecture.
Anyway, I plan on utilizing your STRUTS book for that pretty soon.
Now, on to your JSTL book.
How much of your book is regerditation from all those handy reference guides you find on the internet? And how much of your book is example code?
Personally, I find a book more handy than Web Pages, and granted your book is at an awesome price, but what about your book would make me want to drive down to Borders or wait for it in the mail on Amazon?
 
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regerditation
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You must mean regurgitation ??
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Well, I guess I'll start by just saying that the word 'practical' is in the title for a reason . As a developer myself, I tend to write books that a developer would really want to use. I like my books to be open on people's desks, not on their bookshelf. So the entire book includes code samples for every one of the actions in the JSTL with a detailed explanation of ways to do things. It also includes ways not to do things, which is just as important. The code samples can be cut and pasted from the download. In fact, I just checked, and in the entire book there's nary a page without code on it. There's also a quick reference guide that can be used during development that has all of the actions with all of their attributes and a quick sample. I'm not aware of any other resource that has it.
Hopefully, all of this combined has made you want to run out and get a copy .
Sue
 
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Wow! That is what Amazon should have written about your book. That definatly would make me want to go and buy it. In fact, I probably will. That is of course if I don't win it.
I read in another post that I can't find about Sun working with Jakarta on a taglib package that will be part of J2EE (I think). Do you know where the JSTL fits into this "partnership" or have any links regarding this information?
Oh yeah, and which version of JSTL does your book cover? If it is the current final version, will your book be obsolete with the new version of the JSTL?
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
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You must mean regurgitation ??
regards

What would I do without my personal spell checker?
 
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Spot on with Sue is Coo !
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Sue as we are working on the maintenance of a project which is based on struts. It seems your book is going to be very helpful for me.
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:

Oh yeah, and which version of JSTL does your book cover? If it is the current final version, will your book be obsolete with the new version of the JSTL?
[ September 30, 2003: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]

The book is typically based on the JSTL 1.0 and u can find more info on the following site...
http://www.switchbacksoftware.com/jstlbook.htm
 
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The book is typically based on the JSTL 1.0 and u can find more info on the following site...

Will JSP 2.0 support a different version of JSTL OR is it 1.0v?
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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:

Will JSP 2.0 support a different version of JSTL OR is it 1.0v?
[ October 01, 2003: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]

JSP 2.0 will support JSTL 1.1 too.... U may see in the following link...
http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/doc/standard-doc/intro.html
 
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Originally posted by Ko Naing:

JSP 2.0 will support JSTL 1.1 too.... U may see in the following link...
http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/doc/standard-doc/intro.html

What are the new featuires in 1.1 version?
 
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While book is primarily based on JSTL 1.0, it covers the features of the EL using JSP 2.0. Since the v1.1 wasn't out when the book was being finalized, I made sure that I tested everything with Tomcat 5.0 (which is where the JSP 2.0 support is). There are some bug fixes in JSTL v1.1, as well as the support of functions. Other then that, everything that is contained in the book is applicable to JSTL 1.1 and you should be 99% of the way there. I'll probably write an article on the function support, since it is pretty easy and then the material will be 100% there .
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:

What are the new featuires in 1.1 version?

Here are the five bugs fixed, which are on JSTL 1.0
fmt:formatNumber now removes the scoped variable when the value is null or empty.
c aram now encodes URL with URLEncoder.encode(str, encoding)
PreparedStatement used in sql:query closed immediately after use to avoid leaks.
Advisory character encoding now properly fetched from "charset" attribute of "content-type" header (required change to spec)
Fixed processing of Locale when variant is used.

Other changes and additions:
Added Version class to easily tell the version of the jar file.
Added a few sample cases to highlight url rewriting and encoding.
New sample JSP page demoing I18N-Formatting capabilities.
Our dependency on jaxen and saxpath has been removed by switching our XPath support to Xalan.
 
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