Class JspFragment


public abstract class JspFragment extends Object
Encapsulates a portion of JSP code in an object that can be invoked as many times as needed. JSP Fragments are defined using JSP syntax as the body of a tag for an invocation to a SimpleTag handler, or as the body of a <jsp:attribute> standard action specifying the value of an attribute that is declared as a fragment, or to be of type JspFragment in the TLD.

The definition of the JSP fragment must only contain template text and JSP action elements. In other words, it must not contain scriptlets or scriptlet expressions. At translation time, the container generates an implementation of the JspFragment abstract class capable of executing the defined fragment.

A tag handler can invoke the fragment zero or more times, or pass it along to other tags, before returning. To communicate values to/from a JSP fragment, tag handlers store/retrieve values in the JspContext associated with the fragment.

Note that tag library developers and page authors should not generate JspFragment implementations manually.

Implementation Note: It is not necessary to generate a separate class for each fragment. One possible implementation is to generate a single helper class for each page that implements JspFragment. Upon construction, a discriminator can be passed to select which fragment that instance will execute.

JSP 2.0