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From "Anil K. Vijendran" <>
Subject Re: some cool hacking projects...
Date Thu, 14 Oct 1999 21:35:43 GMT
About the only requirement I would insist on is we do stuff that is
standard. That way we don't "lock" people into proprietary features; if that
happen we all lose.

How does this compare with the jsp:forward or jsp:include actions?

Talin wrote:

> One thing we've added to the JSP code which was a major win for us was a
> component-based system, that allows JSP pages to call other JSP pages as
> subroutines. The syntax is similar to Mason (see
> for a very nice Perl-based component system). The components have their
> own componentRoot property (for security reasons, we don't want
> components to be within the document root), and can take arbitrary
> parameters, like this:
>         <& "" "first-argument", "second-argument" &>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anil K. Vijendran []
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 1999 2:34 AM
> To:
> Subject: some cool hacking projects...
> While we're all waiting for the code to go public etc, here's something
> that you could take on and do if you have time and are interested. It
> would be awesome to:
>   1. Have a pretty printer for JSP files. Something that takes JSPs and
>      generates legal html would be perfect. You can actually use the
>      code for the JSP engine in tomcat for this too.
>   2. Emacs mode for JSP. (Beer's on me, if you're interested!)
>   3. If you have any interesting JSP or Servlet examples and don't mind
>      sharing it (it would be part of the tomcat and Apache releases
>      eventually), please send them over.
> --
> Peace, Anil +<:-)
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Peace, Anil +<:-)

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