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From Cato Førrisdahl <>
Subject SV: Whitespace
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2001 18:37:35 GMT
Cato Førrisdahl wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have some jsp-pages which, when run, generates a lot of
>> whitespace in the resulting page. It typically looks something like:
>> ---Start---
>>   <?xml version="1.0"?>
>> ...

Luc Vanlerberghe wrote:

>The whitespace is not generated by tomcat, but is present in your
>source-jsp page between the jsp tags.


>The way I solve this, without
>giving up the readability of my page too much is by putting the closing
>bracket on the start of the next line like so:
><%@ page contentType="text/html"
>%><%@ page session="true"
>%><%@ page import="java.util.*,org.vanlerberghe.luc.spaans.*"
>%><jsp:useBean id="topicHome" type="TopicHome" scope="application"
>This way "<html>" will be the very first characters written to output.


>P.s.: By the way: there is no way to let tomcat do this automatically.
>It is impossible for it to know which whitespace is needed and which
>not.  In html, whitespace sometimes *does* make a difference (e.g. in a
><pre> block)
Sure, this makes sense. A little guidance, and I got it. :-)

Thank you very much for you answer, it was very helpful.

Cato Førrisdahl

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