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A collection of useful JSP tags which encapsulates the core functionality common to many JSP applications
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What is JSTL?

It has support for common, structural tasks such as iteration and conditionals, tags for manipulating XML documents, internationalization tags, and SQL tags. It also provides a framework for integrating the existing custom tags with the JSTL tags.
JSTL is a tool in the Java Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses JSTL?


19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use JSTL.

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Decisions about JSTL

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose JSTL in their tech stack.

Остап Комплікевич

I need some advice to choose an engine for generation web pages from the Spring Boot app. Which technology is the best solution today? 1) JSP + JSTL 2) Apache FreeMarker 3) Thymeleaf Or you can suggest even other perspective tools. I am using Spring Boot, Spring Web, Spring Data, Spring Security, PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat in my project. I have already tried to generate pages using jsp, jstl, and it went well. However, I had huge problems via carrying already created static pages, to jsp format, because of syntax. Thanks.

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JSTL's Features

  • tags for manipulating XML documents
  • internationalization tags
  • SQL tags

JSTL Alternatives & Comparisons

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Java 8
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JSTL's Followers
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