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JavaServer Pages to the Rescue
What we expect from a Web site has changed dramatically over the last few years. In the early days of the Web, just finding a site with useful information was a thrill. Today we expect Web sites to be highly dynamic with advanced search capabilities, personalization, online ordering, and accurate shipment tracking functions -- all accessible through an easy-to-use, visually appealing user interface. Developing this type of site requires the cooperation of many people with different skills. Perhaps the largest challenge is keeping the request-processing code and HTML markup separate so they can be worked on independently. JavaServer Pages (JSP) is a popular technology that can be used to accomplish this.