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Response to: better alternatives
it does however state clearly: If you are using a recent implementation of the Servlet specification, you should use Jakarta's Standard, which is an implementation of JSTL, not DBTags.
DBTags has been pretty much inactive since development on JSTL began, and it should be considered deprecated for Servlet 2.3 or 2.4 containers.
For more information about the DBTags/JSTL relationship, check the old DBTags State of the Union document.