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From Pid <>
Subject Re: Adding annotations to JspC
Date Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:52:04 GMT
On 17/12/2010 08:49, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
> 2010/12/16 Christopher Schultz <>:
>> All,
>> I'm looking at writing a patch for bug 50234 ("JspC use servlet 3.0
>> features": and
>> I'm thinking that the annotations should actually have nothing to do
>> with the precompiler, but the compiler itself.
>> Can anyone think of a reason not to simply update
>> jasper.compiler.Generator to add the @WebServlet annotations? I believe
>> everything else needs to be handled by JspC.
> Note, that you still have to preserve compatibility for the webapps
> that adhere to Servlet 2.5 and earlier versions of specification.
> Using JspC may be limited to Servlet 3.0+ ones (if it is worth it),
> but just deploying earlier versions of the webapps on Tomcat should
> still work.

JspC should know which spec version is defined in web.xml, so could
switch behaviour.

> Do you really need @WebServlet here? Are the jsp servlets discovered
> though annotations, or do you list them in web-fragment.xml ?

Does Tomcat automatically discover classes annotated with @WebServlet,
or must they be included in a JAR, with a web-fragment.xml?

I though the latter only.


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