A JSP page can include page
fragments from other files to form the complete response. There are two
include mechanisms: the include directive and the include
include directive reports to the JSP compiler for including a complete file
into the current file. For
example the directive:
<%@ include file="filename.jsp"
the content of the specified file during the translation phase when the page
is converted to a servlet. In this phase, the actual main page and the
included file are simply merged.
The include action allows you to insert files into the page being generated. For example the action:
page=" relative URL"
the response generated by executing the specified page (a JSP page or
a servlet) during the request processing phase when the page is requested by
a user. That means, unlike the include
directive, which inserts the file at the time the JSP page is
translated into a servlet, this action inserts the file at the time the page
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