O'Reilly logo

J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

How JSP Works

The Java servlet technology historically preceded JSPs. This meant that there were vendors and open source projects which had an investment in servlet containers when the JSP specification was being developed. To leverage this investment in technology, JSPs are implemented on top of servlet technology. JSP pages are in fact compiled or converted into servlets, which are then run within the servlet container. In the case of the Tomcat server, both the JSP engine and the servlet container are contained within the same server environment. The JSP 1.1 specification requires a servlet container that implements the Java servlets 2.2 specification; the Tomcat server provides both of these and is the reference implementation for servlets ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required