JSP Basics: Include Directive to Read Content at Compile Time

Posted March 11, 2004 by Quinn McHenry in JSP programming

JSPs are compiled entities. Two include techniques read the included content before and after compilation. This tech-recipe describes the compiled include directive.

When including a file header.jsp with the following syntax, the contents of header.jsp are read into the JSP before it is compiled:

<%@ include file="header.jsp" %>

Subsequent changes to the header.jsp file will not be included in the JSP until the JSP is recompiled.


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Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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