When a browser requests a JavaServer Page (JSP), the ATG platform locates the associated document, compiles it into Java code (unless it is pre-compiled), then converts the code into an HTML page for browser display. Because the HTML is generated at runtime, it can incorporate dynamic elements that customize the page for each user who requests it. JSP pages that run on the ATG platform can pass information to JavaBeans, servlets, and other Java conventions and receive the output of these operations.

Summary of JSP Functionality

An application built from JSPs has the following built-in capabilities available to it:

This chapter shows how to build JSPs on the ATG platform, focusing on special features that are provided by the DSP tag library. The chapter contains these sections:

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