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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: Servlet and JSP engine
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2003 12:45:10 GMT

On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 12:55  pm, Vikram Goyal wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have been following the list with quite fascination since it began. 
> The
> volume of traffic has been quite overwhelming to say the least.
> I noticed early on that a conscious decision has been made to avoid
> developing a servlet and JSP engine and rather rely on embedding either
> Tomcat or Jetty. Is this correct?

Yes. The web container module is already in CVS - though I've 
personally not tried it yet.

> If this is the case, is there a rationale decision for this? If we are
> developing everything from scratch, then why not the servlet and JSP 
> engine
> as well? It makes more sense than embedding other implementations.

We're not developing everything from scratch. We're reusing any good 
existing open source, which is suitably licensed, to create a full J2EE 
stack. So for sure Tomcat / Jetty will be the Servlet engines.


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