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From "Yoav Shapira" <yoa...@MIT.EDU>
Subject RE: Servlet and JSP APIs in java repository
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 17:07:48 GMT
Hi,

> There's a lot of confusion about the servlet and jsp apis, many
> projects reference the servlet 2.4 while in Tomcat 5.5 the version
> included says 2.4.public_draft, so I really don't know if there's
> available a 2.4 "final" somewhere.

The version that ships with Tomcat 5.5 and all but the very first couple of
Tomcat 5.0 releases is Servlet Specification v2.4 final.  (And JSP
Specification v2.0 final).

When you say it "says 2.4.public_draft," what precisely do you mean?  Is
that the name of a file somewhere, a directory, a CVS tag?

> So this is a request for help, if you could tell us what versions of
> servlet api exist since 2.3 and jsp apis, where to get them and the
> license (some Sun APIs can't be redistributed in the repository), then
> I'll fix the repository.

There was Servlet Spec 2.3 and JSP Spec 1.2, which go with Tomcat 4.  Then
there were a few Servlet Spec 2.4 PFD (Proposed Final Draft) releases, but
that's a long time ago.  Everything for the past year and several months has
been Servlet Spec 2.4 (final) and JSP Spec 2.0 (final).

As far as CVS: while both these packages ship with Tomcat, they have their
own CVS area.  It's the jakarta-servletapi-5 CVS module, and under it you'll
find directories for each spec.  The binaries (they're actually jars,
servlet-api.jar and jsp-api.jar, respectively) in there are for Servlet Spec
2.4 final and JSP Spec 2.0 final.

I hope that clarifies things.  If not, please let us know how else we can
help.

Yoav


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