Re: Problems with Taglibs

Lew <>
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:00:51 -0500
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In response to GArlington:

From my understanding of the logic behind include statements, they are
preprocessed to create the whole "page" from its component includes,
which is then interpretted later in the proccess.

We use this default include on each of our (main) pages to save us
having to include the doctype and taglib directives all the time. As i
said, this same code is used by many other people in the company and
they have no problems.

Again after playing with this for a while i gave up and started again
and now no longer have this problem. Have to say i would love to be
able to solve this however as ive had it happen to me more than once!
I dont like having to resort to the microsoft method of configuration
fixing (ie, wiping and reinstalling).

Hopefully this thread will hang around for someone to eventually
answer! (Hopefully!)

Thanks again for your input lew, your not looking for a job are you?
Would save me alot of time to be able to walk across the office to ask
you rather than post to the group :)

I realized two things from your post. One is that gwoodhouse == graeme. The
other is that it isn't the two lines <%@page... and <!DOCTYPE...> that caused
the problem /per se/ but that they're in an included file. Now I understand
GArlington's point, that it was those lines *in an included JSP* that cause
trouble, maybe.

In one of my current projects I have JSPs that have
   <%@ include file="/WEB-INF/jspf/navmenu.jspf" %>
near the top of each JSP.

navmenu.jspf begins
   <%@page contentType="text/html" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
but does *not* have the DOCTYPE declaration.

Does that work for you?


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