How to Query XML using XPath


Introduction XML Documents are nothing until some kind of Components called Parsers parses the Documents to extract the meaningful data. Some of the most popular DOM parsers are the Simple API for XML (SAX) and Document Object Model (DOM). Both these parsers have their own advantages and disadvantages in parsing the XML Documents. XPath is a simple […]

XQuery Syntax


XQuery is a concept very similar to SQL. As sql is used to query database tables we can use XQuery to query XML data. Xquery can be used to query XML documents, data which is in XML syntax and databases. Using XQuery we can find XML elements. This can be very useful in situations when […]

JSTL Function in JSP 2.0


In JSP 2.0 we can perform string operations in JSP without using any java code inside scriptlets. This is possible with the latest release of JSTL 1.1. The new library called Functions with prefix as fn allows us to perform string operations in JSP 2.0. also read: Java EE Tutorials Servlets Interview Questions New Features […]

ServletContextListener Example


This tips explains the how to use ServletContextListener. There will be only one ServletContext for each web application. ServletContext will be created while deploying the application. Once the ServletContext is created, it will be used by all the servlets and jsp files in the same application. ServletContext is also called as the application scope variables […]

Dynamic Attributes in Tag File in JSP 2.0


As we know that we can develop custom tag library as a simple tag file in JSP 2.0 and these tag files can accept attributes from the invoking JSP page. But one drawback of this approach is that we need to declare all the attributes in the tag file. JSP 2.0 provides a feature called […]

Variable Directive in JSP 2.0 Custom Tags


This tips explains how to use the variable directive in the custom tags in JSP 2.0. There is time when JSP page needs to access the variable declared inside the Tag files. In the previous version we have to extend the tag library to declare the variables and need the special handling for those variables. […]

Custom Tags in JSP 2.0


Tag Files in JSP 2.0 This tips explains about what are the advantages in the Custom Tags in JSP 2.0. It also compares it with the previous JSP versions. also read: Java EE Tutorials Servlets Interview Questions New Features in Servlets 3.0 Asynchronous Servlets in Servlets 3 Lets look into the tips for more detail. […]

Custom Tag Libraries and Tag Files in JSP 2.0


With previous versions of JSP developing custom tag libraries was possible only by writing Java classes. As a result knowledge of Java was a must. JSP 2.0 introduces a new way of developing custom tag library using plain JSP. This enables JSP developers, who dont know Java, to develop custom tag libraries as Tag files. […]

Error Pages in JSP 2.0


We can configure error pages in jsp and servlets to direct the control to a custom error page, showing a friendly error message to the user when an exception is thrown in the page. But tracking or logging the exception information is not very easy in JSP 1.2. also read: Java EE Tutorials Servlets Interview […]

New Features in Java 7.0 – Part 1


This article discusses the new features that are available in Java 7.0. Java 7.0 comes with bunch of new features – language level changes as well as API level changes and this article concentrates on the new API features such as Cache API, New Date and Time API and New IO 2 as well as […]