Hi all, ok i guess i'm asking a general best approach question as opposed to something quite specific.
I'm putting together a jsp based website and i have a number of pages that are very similar e.g each department in the company has a page, the majority of that page is 'standard' to all department pages. I guess thats the overall problem i'm trying to solve. How 'best' to do it is what i'm looking for/considering.
a) Use dreamweaver templates which always work quite well but are a little primitive and perhaps non-standard.
b) Push the dynamic content into database records which borders on full on overkill as there really isn't that much content in reality.
c) Push the content into an xml file and read it using something like jstl xml libs
d) Just create separate files for each department but making way for a lot of duplication.
e) Use properties files/resource bundles etc.
personally, i quite liked the idea of (c) but it relies on pushing an el expression into a <x:out select=""> tag which goes against whats allowd in the tld file.