1 Introduction and Roadmap

This chapter describes 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 described in the JSP 2.1 Specification at http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/reference/api/index.html.

This document 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.

This document does not address production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning topics. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.

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

For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.