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File TypeTag Library Descriptor File

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This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.


Developer file used for Java Server Page (JSP) development projects; saved using XML formatting and contains descriptions of tags, which are used to markup JSP documents; describes the supported tags in a corresponding tag library.

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A JSP tag is similar to an HTML tag. For example, a custom tag <loadData> could be used for loading data into a JSP Web page. The custom tag library would have a class handler for this type of tag and the TLD file would describe the tag.

Tag libraries and tag descriptors are included with Java-based Web applications. Often the TLD file is packaged as part of a .JAR file that is located in the /WEB-INF/lib/ directory.

Programs that open TLD files
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Oracle NetBeans
Microsoft XML Notepad
Other text editor
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Oracle NetBeans
MacroMates TextMate
Other text editor
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Oracle NetBeans
Other text editor
Updated 5/5/2011