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Why tomcat provides _jspInit() and _jspDestroy() methods if we use JSTL tags?

 
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Hi, I am using Tomcat5.5, when I use JSTL tags, like <c:set..> the tomcat provides the following two methods at translation time(after converting .jsp file to .java file).

What is the reason behind it? If I use custom tags(tags created by own), it will not provide the above two methods. Why tomcat will not provide the above two methods for custom tags? Thankyou.


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Apparently Tomcat has some setup and cleanup to do. What it does behind the scenes as long as things conform the the JSP and JSTL specifications is entirely up to them.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Apparently Tomcat has some setup and cleanup to do. What it does behind the scenes as long as things conform the the JSP and JSTL specifications is entirely up to them.


Can you please tell me, what those methods will do in detail? Thankyou.
 
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I do not know. And what's more to the point, as web developers we don't need to care.

If you are curious just for curiosity's sake, you'll need to consult the Tomcat source code.
 
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Thankyou Sir.
 
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