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I am new to JSP , what is <%@ taglib ?

 
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I am new to JSp AND was wondering what this does:

<%@ taglib prefix="fn" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/functions" %>

in this page

 
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Taglib is a directive. In fact there are 3 kinds of directives for JSPs

• include directive

• taglib directive

• page directive

It is used in EL, JSTL and Custom Tags and is used to avoid scripting on Jsps. Read the Head First JSP and Servlets book if possible.

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That particular declaration enables the use of the JSTL core function on the page.

Those references are the ones that start with ${fn:
 
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its a page directive. whatever you write in it shows at the top line of the file.
 
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rajshekar mehra wrote:its a page directive. whatever you write in it shows at the top line of the file.


No, this does not cause anything to "show". It's as I already described.
 
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