Little or no HTML should be generated by tags. GUI folks will always come up with better ways than I could ever think of to arrange things.
Keep JSP view pages limited to things like getting the data it needs from the controller (e.g. from the request, session, etc), using only as simple as possible if and loop logic, and <%= statements.
Would it be possible to confine the jsp tag libs to a specific package and keep both system in place?
You can have multiple taglibs on the same jsp page. They can't interoperate if they don't know what ther other lib does, but the basic iteration works as expected.
No I mean can we leave the current skinning system as is. And build a jsptag layer as well as. Thus there would be two different 'Views' into the forums and the user could choose what they wanted the presentation layer to be?
There is nothing stopping you from doing that. But why would you want to do two views? That's twice the coding and little benefit.
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