Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude Developer's Guide

Using JavaServer Pages

The Enterprise Server supports the following JSP features:

For information about creating JSP files, see Sun Microsystem’s JavaServer Pages web site at

For information about Java Beans, see Sun Microsystem’s JavaBeans web page at

This section describes how to use JavaServer Pages (JSP files) as page templates in an Enterprise Server web application. This section contains the following topics:

JSP Tag Libraries and Standard Portable Tags

Enterprise Server supports tag libraries and standard portable tags. For more information, see the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) page at

Web applications don’t need to bundle copies of the jsf-impl.jar or appserv-jstl.jar JSP tag libraries (in as-install/lib) to use JavaServerTM Faces technology or JSTL, respectively. These tag libraries are automatically available to all web applications.

Options for Compiling JSP Files

Enterprise Server provides the following ways of compiling JSP source files into servlets: