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From Martin Cooper <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Whitespace generated by JSTL tags
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2003 20:07:21 GMT


On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 matsuhashi@quick.co.jp wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> Corby Jacobs wrote:
> >1) whitespace the developer added to make the JSP more readable seems to
> be repeated in the HTML sent to the client (and duplicated >if it's inside
> a <c:forEach> tag)
> ...
> >My question is this:  Is there any way to avoid all this whitespace caused
> by core JSTL tags?
>
> I recently noticed that the Ant 1.5 added "ReplaceRegExp" optional task.
>
> My idea is (... haven't tried yet but will do soon) to filter the manually
> written JSP files by ReplaceRegExp task with the match="^\s*" replace=""
> attributes. This will chomp off the leading " " and "\t" chars in each
> lines for readablity, leaving newlines there. You can do this filtering
> when you replicate JSPs from the src dir to the build dir to create a .war
> file for deployment.
>
> I suppose this very low-tech (therefore, safe) code de-cosmetics will have
> noticeable effect for decreasing the size of the JSP response.

It will also have a noticeable - and undesirable - effect on any <pre>
sections in the JSP page, causing them to be rendered incorrectly.

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Martin Cooper


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