JSP Questions

107) What is JSP?
Ans: JSP is a dynamic scripting capability for web pages that allows Java as well as a few special tags to be embedded into a web file (HTML/XML, etc). The suffix traditionally ends with .jsp to indicate to the web server that the file is a JSP files. JSP is a server side technology - you can’t do any client side validation with it.The advantages are:
a) The JSP assists in making the HTML more functional. Servlets on the other hand allow outputting of
HTML but it is a tedious process.
b) It is easy to make a change and then let the JSP capability of the web server you are using deal with
compiling it into a servlet and running it.
108) What are JSP scripting elements?
Ans: JSP scripting elements lets to insert Java code into the servlet that will be generated from the current JSP page. There are three forms:
a) Expressions of the form <%= expression %> that are evaluated and inserted into the output,
b) Scriptlets of the form <% code %> that are inserted into the servlet’s service method, and
c) Declarations of the form <%! Code %> that are inserted into the body of the servlet class, outside of any existing methods.
109) What are JSP Directives?
Ans: A JSP directive affects the overall structure of the servlet class. It usually has the following form:
<%@ directive attribute=”value” %>
However, you can also combine multiple attribute settings for a single directive, as follows:
<%@ directive attribute1=”value1”
attribute 2=”value2”
attributeN =”valueN” %>
There are two main types of directive: page, which lets to do things like import classes, customize the servlet superclass, and the like; and include, which lets to insert a file into the servlet class at the time the JSP file is translated into a servlet
110) What are Predefined variables or implicit objects?
Ans: To simplify code in JSP expressions and scriptlets, we can use eight automatically defined variables, sometimes called implicit objects. They are request, response, out, session, application, config,pageContext, and page.
111) What are JSP ACTIONS?
Ans: JSP actions use constructs in XML syntax to control the behavior of the servlet engine. You can dynamically insert a file, reuse JavaBeans components, forward the user to another page, or generate HTML for the Java plugin. Available actions include:
? jsp:include - Include a file at the time the page is requested.
? jsp:useBean - Find or instantiate a JavaBean.
? jsp:setProperty - Set the property of a JavaBean.
? jsp:getProperty - Insert the property of a JavaBean into the output.
? jsp:forward - Forward the requester to a newpage.
? Jsp: plugin - Generate browser-specific code that makes an OBJECT or EMBED
112) How do you pass data (including JavaBeans) to a JSP from a servlet?
Ans: (1) Request Lifetime: Using this technique to pass beans, a request dispatcher (using either “include” or
forward”) can be called. This bean will disappear after processing this request has been completed.
request.setAttribute(“theBean”, myBean);
RequestDispatcher rd = getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher(“thepage.jsp”);
rd.forward(request, response);

(2) Session Lifetime: Using this technique to pass beans that are relevant to a particular session
(such as in individual user login) over a number of requests. This bean will disappear when the
session is invalidated or it times out, or when you remove it.
HttpSession session = request.getSession(true); //Default false
session.putValue(“theBean”, myBean);
/* You can do a request dispatcher here,
or just let the bean be visible on the
next request */
JSP Page:

3) Application Lifetime: Using this technique to pass beans that are relevant to all servlets and JSP pages in a particular app, for all users. For example, I use this to make a JDBC connection pool object available to the various servlets and JSP pages in my apps. This bean will disappear when the servlet engine is shut down, or when you remove it.
GetServletContext(). setAttribute(“theBean”, myBean);

113) How can I set a cookie in JSP?
Ans: response.setHeader(“Set-Cookie”, “cookie string”);
To give the response-object to a bean, write a method setResponse
(HttpServletResponse response)
 to the bean, and in jsp-file:
bean.setResponse (response);
114) How can I delete a cookie with JSP?
Ans: Say that I have a cookie called “foo,” that I set a while ago & I want it to go away. I simply:
Cookie killCookie = new Cookie(“foo”, null);

115) How are Servlets and JSP Pages related?
Ans: JSP pages are focused around HTML (or XML) with Java codes and JSP tags inside them. When a web server that has JSP support is asked for a JSP page, it checks to see if it has already compiled the page into a servlet. Thus, JSP pages become servlets and are transformed into pure Java and then compiled, loaded into the server and executed.
12. Define a JSP?.
Java Server Pages includes scripplets of Servletcode in an Html page.This creates dynamism in the other-wise static HTML.A JSP is a document that describes how to process a request to creeate response.

52. Netscape introduced JScript language - True

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