Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Developer's Guide to Java Web Applications

JSP 2.1 Support

Web Server 7.0 supports the JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.1 specification. A JSP page is, much like an HTML page, that can be viewed in a web browser. However, in addition to HTML tags, JSP can include a set of JSP tags and directives intermixed with Java code that extend the ability of the web page designer to incorporate dynamic content in a page. These additional features provide functionality such as displaying property values and using simple conditionals.

JSP pages can access full Java functionality using the following methods:

Servlets are Java classes that must be compiled. Servlets can be defined and compiled by a Java programmer, who then publishes the interface to the servlet. The web page designer can access a precompiled servlet from a JSP page. For information about creating JSPages, see