Server Pages is a technology that allows Web pages
to be created dynammicaly from the Web server
so that the page content can be varied according
This can be used for instance, to provide custom
pages according to the identity of the user, the
type of Web browser they are using, information
they have providedor seletions thet have made.
JSP documens are
written in plain text and have a .jsp
file extension. They use tags, like those
in HTML or XML, to denote JSP elements.
A JSP element is used to
dynamically insert content into a page. It can
be used for many purposes, such as getting information
from a data base or retrieving user preferences.
JSP elements can contain
scriplets, written in the java programming language,
to provide the logic to determine which content
should be generated for a web page.