What is the difference between JSP include page and <%@ include file?
Besides, what is the difference between include and JSP include?
1) The most cirtical difference between @include and <jsp:include> is that the include directive is processed at the translation time but include action i.e. <jsp:include> is processed at the request time i.e. when the request comes for processing.
Furthermore, what is JSP include tag? The jsp "include" tag is used to include the resource at the request time. It is better for dynamic web page. The include tag, which inserts the file at the time when jsp page is translated into Servlet. The include tag is used to include another resource it may be jsp or html page in the current jsp.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how does JSP include work?
The jsp:include action element is like a function call. At runtime, the included file will be 'executed' and the result content will be included with the soure JSP page. When the included JSP page is called, both the request and response objects are passed as parameters.
Why do we use directives in JSP?
JSP directives are the messages to JSP container. They provide global information about an entire JSP page. JSP directives are used to give special instruction to a container for translation of JSP to servlet code. Directives can have many attributes by comma separated as key-value pairs.