Encapsulate reusable functionality in JSP tags

Build your own custom JSP tag with Tomcat

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Although there's a lot more to taglibs than has been presented here, the article aimed to give you a good starting point from which to explore further and begin to develop your own taglibs. Custom tags are a very powerful addition to the current JSP specification and a great mechanism for wrapping up reusable functionality on your JSPs.

Simon Brown is a distributed systems designer and developer with more than three years of commercial Java experience. He has considerable knowledge of large-scale distributed developments for major clients, having designed and implemented a number of important Java systems, largely in the banking and media sectors. Considered one of Synamic's more senior Java specialists, he acts as technical lead and mentor to other team members and presents at Java events, including a BOF session at JavaOne 2000. Simon is a Sun-certified enterprise architect for J2EE and developer for Java 2.

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