by, 05-25-2011 at 10:32 AM (845 Views)
JSP tags are like HTML tags and they do not use <%. Instead they use < character.
JSP tags can have a "start tag", a "tag body" and an "end tag". As you may have guessed, the start and end tag both use the tag name, enclosed in < and > characters. Just has HTNL tags, the ending JSP tag starts with a / character after the < character. The tag names have an embedded colon character : in them, the part before the colon describes the type of the tag.
XML Code:<some:tag> body </some:tag>
You may experience a scenario, where the tag does not require a body. In such case, the start and end can be conveniently merged together. For example:
Tag is closed by a /> instead of > character. Here the tag is ended immediately, and without a body.XML Code:<some:tag/>