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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: tomcat-embed-jasper vs tomcat-jasper
Date Tue, 05 May 2015 16:01:37 GMT
On 05/05/2015 16:55, Thusitha Thilina Dayaratne wrote:
> Hi
>> Could someone tell me what is the difference between tomcat-embed-jasper
>> and tomcat-jasper?
>> I have checked the both jars. tomcat-embed-jasper contains
>> javax.servlet.jsp package. Is that the only difference between those 2?
>>> Yes.
> Thanks for quick reply.
> 1. If so why there are 2 jars? Is there a specific reason to have 2 jars?

Yes, there is a reason. The embedded packaging is designed to use the
minimum number of JARs. JSP support is optional so all the classes are
in a single JAR.

> 2. I found that in tomcat-jsp-api is having the same javax.servlet.jsp
> package.
> So is it possible to use only the tomcat-embed-jasper since it contains all
> the packages in tomcat-jasper and tomcat-jsp-api?



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