The power of JSTL's <c:import/> tag
Since yesterday, I was having trouble with JSP's <jsp:include/>
tag. I had to include a page which has a dynamic content in it. I was
strict into following the model 2 approach so I wasn't even a little
tempted to include scriptlets in my page. Using <jsp:include/>
tag, it is possible to incorporate a JSP file to another JSP file like this...
However, we always want to separate our business logic with the
presentation layer. So by all means, we create a Servlet (or a Struts
Action class in my case) to handle that. Ooops! Problem! When I tried
to include an Action servlet that forwards to another page, it doesn't
include the page!It literally forwards to that which shouldn't be the
<jsp:include page="/actions/serveapage.do?=search"/> //WON'T WORK!!!
So I googled and searched a few forums about this topic. Voila! I
bumped into my never-before used tag in the JSTL tag library which is
tag. So now I could do...<c:import url="/actions/serveapage.do?=search"/>
And now the page gets included without me putting the business logic in it... Sorted!