What is the difference between include directive and include action?
|Include directive||Include action|
|The include directive, includes the content of the specified file during the translation phase–when the page is converted to a servlet.||The include action, includes the response generated by executing the specified page (a JSP page or a servlet) during the request processing phase–when the page is requested by a user.|
|The include directive is used to statically insert the contents of a resource into the current JSP.||The include standard action enables the current JSP page to include a static or a dynamic resource at runtime.|
|Use the include directive if the file changes rarely. It’s the fastest mechanism.||Use the include action only for content that changes often, and if which page to include cannot be decided until the main page is requested.|