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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: WML Generation from JSP broken!!!!
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2000 01:37:17 GMT

Davanum Srinivas wrote:

> Hi all,
> Attached is a JSP Sample file which generates WML. It works with no problems on Tomcat3.1,
> fails miserably with the latest dev nightly snapshot and m4. Can someone shed light?

Well, your page certainly doesn't work under Tomcat 4.0 (which implements JSP 1.2).  Furthermore,
*should* not.

Because you are starting this page with an <?xml version="1.0"?> directive, the JSP
compiler assumes that
you have created this page in the XML syntax for JSP pages, as described in the 1.2 spec
<>.  However, this page violates several
of the rules:
* It does not start with a <jsp:root> element (this is
  what the parse error is complaining about).
* It uses <% %> for a scriptlet, instead of the
  required <jsp:scriptlet> element.

You will need to rewrite your page conforming to the new syntax rules in order for it to work
under 4.0.

> Thanks in advance,
> dims
> PS: Am not currently subscribed to the list. So please CC me at ""

Craig McClanahan

PS:  Why did it work under 3.1?  Because 3.1 didn't support the XML syntax, so it just passed
the <?xml?>
directive through as template text.

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