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From "John Trollinger" <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Proposed jspc refactoring
Date Fri, 08 Nov 2002 12:05:13 GMT
I have to disagree with this, jspc is a pre compiler, not a webapp


> I agree that JSPC needs to be simplified and that the webapp 
> mode should be retained.  But the webapp mode should allow 
> for a war file to be generated which is self contained 
> including the precompiled JSP classses.  And for the 
> generated war to be able to run from the war file with no 
> need to unpack it.
> Also I agree that this feature is a proprietary feature of 
> Tomcat and we should no longer try to generate a war that can 
> be deployed in any container.
> There may be a way to do this:
> Put the generated JSP class files in a /WEB-INF/jspwork/ 
> directory.  This work directory would only be used by jasper 
> for loading jsp pages, the normal work directory would still 
> be used for all other things.
> Add the "jspwork" attribute to the DefaultContext and Context 
> config elements. This attribute would specify the directory 
> path within the war file to use for loading the JSP page 
> classes from by Jasper.
> This would allow JSPC to create a war file which was self 
> contained including the precompiled JSP page classes and be 
> runnable directly from the war or unpacked into a directory.
> +1 if we modify Tomcat & Jasper to support precompiled JSP 
> pages running 
> +from a
> self contained war file.
> Regards,
> Glenn
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