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Jakarta Taglibs
JCP Standardized Tag Libraries
Standard-1.0: JSTL 1.0 (1.2)
Standard-1.1: JSTL 1.1 (2.0)
Supported Tag Libaries
Benchmark (1.1)
BSF (1.1)
Cache (1.2)
DateTime (1.1)
I18N (1.1)
Input (1.1)
IO (1.1)
JMS (1.1)
JNDI (1.1)
Log (1.1)
Mailer (1.1)
Random (1.1)
RDC - Reusable Dialog Components (2.0)
Regexp (1.1)
Scrape (1.1)
String (1.1)
XTags (1.1)
Tool Extensions
UltraDev 4.0
Image (1.1)
Iterators (1.2)
Unstandard (1.2)
Data Grid (1.2)
Mailer 2 (2.0)
Deprecated Tag Libraries
Application (1.1)
DBTags (1.1)
Page (1.1)
Request (1.1)
Response (1.1)
Session (1.1)
Utility (1.1)
XSL (1.1)
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Session Tag Library

The Session JSP tag library provides tags for reading or modifying client HttpSession information.

A servlet container uses an HttpSession to store information about a clients session on the server. By default a JSP page will create a session for a user. The user is tied to the session using either a Cookie or by using URL rewriting. This is how you can tie information to a user between multiple HTTP requests to your server.

Session Attributes are what makes it possible to store information about a clients session between multiple HTTP requests. A session attribute consists of a name and value. To save information about a users session on your server use the setattribute tag.

12/1/2002 Version 1.0.1 Released
04/14/2002 Version 1.0 Released
07/22/2001 Version 1.0 Beta 1 Released

For more information about the Session Tag Library, look at the on-line documentation:

For information on how to use the distributions, look at the following documentation:


Download a binary distribution of the Session Tag Library

The following distributions are also available for download:


List of contributors:

  • Glenn Nielsen

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