1 Introduction and Roadmap

The following topics describe the contents and organization of this guide—Developing JSP Tag Extensions for Oracle WebLogic Server:

Document Scope and Audience

The JSP 2.1 specification enables you to create and use custom tags in Java Server Pages (JSPs). Custom tags are an excellent way to abstract the complexity of business logic from the presentation of Web pages in a way that is easy for the Web author to use and control. You can use custom JSP tag extensions in JSP pages to generate dynamic content, and you can use a variety of Web development tools to create the presentation.

WebLogic Server fully supports the tag extension mechanism.

See the JSP 2.1 Specification at http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/reference/api/index.html.

This documentation is a resource for software developers who want to create and use custom tags in JavaServer Pages (JSPs). It is also a resource for Web authors who want to use custom tags in JSPs.

Any issues that deal with production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning topics are not addressed in this documentation.

See Related Documentation for links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE platform and JSP concepts.

Guide to this Document

Related Documentation

This document contains JSP extension-specific design and development information.

For comprehensive guidelines for developing, deploying, and monitoring WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:

New and Changed JSP Features In This Release

See What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server for a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release.