[TxMt] Simple bundle help

Adam van den Hoven adsmart at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 23:28:31 UTC 2006


I do understand regular expressions. I'm far from an regex ninja but
certainly above average.

A tag library is a way to simplify jsp code (depending on your point
of view). Basically you hide a chunk of code behind a tag so that you
can do something like:

    <foo:helloworld />
    <foo:welcome date="yyyy-mm-dd" name="LLL, FFF" />
    <p>Have you built your hover car yet?</p>

and you might expect to have at the browser:

<div class="section section0" >
    <p>Hello world!</p>
    <p>Lovely day, isn't it?</p>
<div class="sections section1">
    <div class="welcome">
        <p>Welcome Smith, John.</p>
        <p>You last visited us on 2006-08-12.</p>
    <p>Have you built your hover car yet?</p>

This sort of notation can, frequently, be easier to read if you need
to allow non-technical users to edit complex code driven content. It
can be a lot of work to build taglibs (few people do) but we have a
big dev team on our side.

My biggest worries were with the syntax highlighting, but I guess
mostly its going to highlight correctly already. Maybe I'll start by
duplicaing some of the very useful things HTML does (like div+tab talk
about a time saver) before I ask for more help.


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