JSP Standard Tag Library or JSTL for short is very promising technology for the development of jsp based applications. JSTL are the jsp tag libraries released by SUN to ease the JSP programming. The main goal of JSTL is to provide the tags to the page authors, so that they can easily access and manipulate the application data without using the scriptlets. JSP tags are xml like tags, which can be used by non-programmers (page authors or designers) without knowledge of Java programming.
Benefits of JSTL
There are many reasons you should use JSTL for the development of JSP based web applications. Here are the benefits of using JSTL:
In the next section we will learn the history of JSTL.
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