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From "Di Iorio, Matthew (ISS Atlanta)" <>
Subject RE: compile jsp (request)
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2001 21:37:34 GMT
In my experience the implementation of JSPs is container dependent.  This
means that some containers have an easy way to compile JSPs and other
containers don't.  I think it's going to be difficult to produce a generic
ant task to compile JSPs.

I was working on a project where we wanted to compile all the .jsp files and
package them up for distribution.  We were using ServletExec as our servlet
container.  I scoured the docs looking for a way to compile JSPs and I
couldn't find one.  The only solution was to copy the JSP files to the web
server directory and hit each page one by one.  This would cause the
container to compile the .jsp files to .class files.

I think some containers have a command line program to compile JSP files
(Tomcat, maybe?).  But that means that those compiled JSP files will only
work with that container.  If you can choose your container, then you may
want to go with a container that has a command line JSP compiler and invoke
it through the "exec" task.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Luttrell []
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:18 PM
Subject: compile jsp (request)

How do you compile jsp's with ant?

If you can't i'd like to request it added to the feature list for v2.0.


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