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From "Craig Berry" <>
Subject RE: JspC
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2003 01:27:57 GMT
This is a bit of a kludge, but it works (under Tomcat, at least).  I looked around to find
the directory where Tomcat's Jasper engine was storing jsp-generated .java and .class files.
 Having built them in my build tree using jspc and javac, I then just copied them over to
the "right" place under the deploy tree, and it all works fine.  You have to be careful to
order the deployment so that the deployed jsp files are done first, and hence end up with
a (very slightly) early timestamp than the derived java and class files.
Note that Tomcat/Jasper uses an odd directory naming convention for where generated jsp files
get stored, so supporting multi-directory jsps requires a bit more work to get it right.

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Matthew Oatham [] 
	Sent: Sat 3/1/2003 7:48 AM 
	Subject: Re: JspC

	Ok, thanks I read that part of the documentation, so what do I do with the
	class files that are generated? put the in a jar in the lib directory or
	stick them all in the classes directory? How do I call the from the webpage?
	Do #i have to edit the web.xml file in any way?
	From: "Martin" <>
	Reply-To: "Ant Users List" <>
	To: "Ant Users List" <>
	Subject: Re: JspC
	Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 08:33:32 -0700
	the doc states that " The jspc task does basic dependency checking to
	prevent unnecessary recompilation -this checking compares source and
	destination timestamps, and does not factor in class or taglib dependencies,
	or <jsp:include> references."
	So if your java files are uptodate the jspc task will be bypassed..(and the
	next task (usually javac) is executed)
	If you want to build an entire webapp the doc states:
	Instructions to jasper to build an entire web application. The base
	directory must have a WEB-INF subdirectory beneath it. When used, the task
	hands off all dependency checking to the compiler. Attribute Description
	       basedir the base directory of the web application Yes
	Does this help?
	----- Original Message -----
	From: "Matthew Oatham" <>
	To: <>
	Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 7:16 AM
	Subject: JspC
	I am currently trying to figure out how to use the ant jspc task to
	pre-compile my jsps. The task runs through fine but now what? I am left with
	the java code for the generated sservlets but how do I deploy these? Do I
	remove all the source .jsp files and replace them with the .java files? Also
	jsp's that were originally stored in various directory structures now appear
	all in the same directory specified as my destination. Is this correct
	behaviour? Also how so I edit my web.xml file to include the servlet
	Basically has anyone come across any good resources for this kind of task, I
	mean the whole process of deploying pre compiled jsp's not just using the
	ant task coz I think I have cracked that part!
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