I'm starting to wonder what more can Freemarker offer than JSP 2.0 (or even 1.2) with JSTL EL (Taglibs)?
Still it isn't clear separation (as claimed by FM folks) between the Ms and Vs.
Moreover (for someone like me), embedding JSP Tag libs (being it Struts, JSTL, or the like) into Freemarker templates is equivalent to using JSPs with JSTL but with the subtracted benifit of adding java snippets to the page.
OK, OK, I can hear screams about the last sentence, but, what's the harm in
<%= (new java.util.Date()).toLocaleString() %> inside a JSP? (I can't still figure out how to echo the current date in Freemarker)
One more thing – Does the word “Specifications” mean anything?
Would like to hear opinions about Freemarker.