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Tamara J

Joined: Feb 21, 2003
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In simple and plain english could you please give me an idea what is JSP. Can you compare it with other languages (if they have something similair) or .NET. Yes I have seen a lot of tutorials/books about but I got lost. I want to get an idea before go deep and learn what is JSP. I know the basic of OOP and Java but not advance subjects. Thanks
Thomas Paul
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There is a very nice tutorial on the Sun web site. I would start there.

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boyet silverio
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hi Tamara,
Just to give you an idea, a JSP is represented by a file with a '.jsp' extension and is made up of html tags, java code or jsp-specific tags or a combination of these. It resides in the server and is used to render the results of processing requests from the browser. A 'container' (e.g. Tomcat) translates the JSP into a servlet, compiles it, and loads the class for use.
Gregg Bolinger
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If you want some sort of comparison, it could be compared to ASP, PHP, CGI, and Javascript (sort of). There are probably some others that I am missing, but those are what I could think of.

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