Servlets and JSP: An Overview

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Dec 7, 1999

What Are Java Servlets?

For example, a weather-report or news headlines page might build the page dynamically, perhaps returning a previously built page if it is still up to date
  • The Web page uses information from corporate databases or other such sources. For example, an organization making a Web page at an online store that lists current prices and the number of items in stock would use this feature

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    Servlets are Java technology's answer to CGI programming; JSP is a technology that lets users mix regular, static HTML with dynamically-generated HTML. This tutorial discusses the basics of Java Servlets and JSP, and the advantages of using each of these technologies.

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