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Jasper compile error

cyril vidal
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Joined: Jul 02, 2003
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Dear all,
i encounter a very strange problem. Every time I want to test a JSP page that imports a JavaBean, I receive the following error message about import declaration.
org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP
An error occurred at line: 1 in the jsp file: /addressDisplay.jsp
Generated servlet error:
[javac] Compiling 1 source file
C:\java\plateforme\tomcat\work\Standalone\localhost\chapter14\ '.' expected
import AddressBean;

I'm don't see what is wrong in the declaration of my JSP page:

the code of the bean AdresseBean is the following:

Really I don't understand what's happening.
I would be very grateful for any assistance.

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Tim Baker
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Joined: Oct 04, 2003
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you don't need an import statement if it is just a class/bean. you only use import statements to import packages. from the code you pasted that bean is not in a package.

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cyril vidal
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Joined: Jul 02, 2003
Posts: 247
Hi Tim,
Thanks for your response.
I have tried without the import statement and now there's a problem because the class is not found:

C:\java\plateforme\tomcat\work\Standalone\localhost\chapter14\ cannot resolve symbol
symbol : class AddressBean
location: class org.apache.jsp.addressDisplay_jsp
AddressBean address = null;

by the way, are you sure we don't need to import the bean, even if it is not part of package?
The code I test come from source code of book SCWCD Exam Study Kit, and the import statement is right in the page JSP.
My Bean class is in WEB-INF/classes directory ...
I'm stuck
Bear Bibeault
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Put your bean in a package. The various servlet containers get freaky about package-less classes. This is just good practice in any case.

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cyril vidal
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Many thanks Bear! It's OK now.. and it's worth knowing it!!
I agree. Here's the link:
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