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From John Raley <>
Subject Re: tags build upon tags
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2001 17:58:03 GMT
Craig R. McClanahan wrote:

>On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, John Raley wrote:
>>Funny, I was just griping about this to a friend last night: that tags
>>aren't composable like functions and classes.  IMO it's a major weakness
>>in JSP.  There was some discussion earlier on this list, see "Using tags
>>from Java code".  The short answer is you do it all yourself.
>Hmm, the main reason that <html:select> and <html:options> are two
>separate tags (instead of one) is so you *can* compose them together.
Right, but if I find I'm often using the same tags in the same way I 
can't (easily) define a single new tag equivalent to this sequence. 
 This is what I meant (sorry it wasn't clear).

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