JSP2 vs older versions

Can someone let me know what the advantages and disadvantages are to using JSP2 vs. JSP1?

Thanks!
kesea
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keseaAuthor Commented:
Also, with JSP1.x work on a system set up for JSP2 (ie. Tomcat 5).
bloodredsunCommented:
JSP 2.0 gives you access to the expression language and JSTL by default, whereas JSP 1.x (e.g. 1.2) you do not have acesss to these technologies unless you download the jars and still only in a partial form (EL only inside JSTL tags for example).

You can use JSP 1.X in Tomcat 5.x as it's backwards compatible.

Also associated is the servlet spec upgrade from 2.3 (or lower to 2.4) and that is another change.
bloodredsunCommented:
Other improvements in JSP 2.0 include a simplified syntax for creating custom tags and a better xml syntax (e.g. jsp as a namespace) but it all boils down to:

-Easier development
-Easier debugging
-Easier maintenance
-Easier reuse

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suprapto45Commented:
Hi bloodredsun,

I heard that there was a series of explosions in London.

How are you? I hope that you are not affected by the explosions. How is the situation of London now?

I hope that you and people in London are okay.

Regards
Dave
bloodredsunCommented:
Hey Dave,

I'm snug in my building in Canary Wharf so I'm fine thanks for asking. London has pretty much closed down for the moment while we find out what has happened and what will happen next.

Cheers,
Martin/bloodredsun
keseaAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much.
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