A JSP directive affects the overall structure of the servlet class. It usually has the following form −
<%@ directive attribute = "value" %>
Directives can have a number of attributes which you can list down as key-value pairs and separated by commas.
The blanks between the @ symbol and the directive name, and between the last attribute and the closing %>, are optional.
There are three types of directive tag −
|S.No.||Directive & Description|
|1||<%@ page ... %>|
Defines page-dependent attributes, such as scripting language, error page, and buffering requirements.
|2||<%@ include ... %>|
Includes a file during the translation phase.
|3||<%@ taglib ... %>|
Declares a tag library, containing custom actions, used in the page