Can a JSP page process HTML FORM data

Yes. However, unlike Servlet, you are not required to implement HTTP-protocol specific methods like doGet() or doPost() within your JSP page. You can obtain the data for the FORM input elements via the request implicit object within a scriptlet or expression as.

Is there a way to reference the “this” variable within a JSP page? Yes, there is. Under JSP 1.0, the page implicit object is equivalent to “this”, and returns a reference to the Servlet generated by the JSP page.