.TLD File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .TLD extension:

Tag Library Descriptor File

Tag Library Descriptor File

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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers Eclipse IDE for Java Developers Free LinuxMacWindows
MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate Commercial Mac
Microsoft XML Notepad Microsoft XML Notepad Open Source Windows
Oracle NetBeans Oracle NetBeans Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows
Vim Vim Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: May 18, 2011

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