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http: // jsp/jstl/core cannot be resolved

Ellen Zhao
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Joined: Sep 17, 2002
Posts: 581
am working on a MySQL + JDBC + JSP application.

my developing environment:

MySQL server 4.1 gamma
jakarta-tomcat-5.5.1 stable release

when I load the jsp page, why forever and ever and ever, it says:


org.apache.jasper.JasperException: The absolute uri: cannot be resolved in either web.xml

I did put these three files in the folder
/Tomcat 5.5/webapps/MyApplication/WEB-INF/lib/

  • jstl.jar
  • standard.jar
  • mysql-connector-java-3.0.15-ga-bin.jar

  • Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

    Sagar J Jambhulkar

    Joined: Sep 10, 2004
    Posts: 8
    try putting it in common/lib and restart server

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    Ellen Zhao
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    Joined: Sep 17, 2002
    Posts: 581
    Thank Sagar!

    okay I just found out this machine doesn't have any CLASSPATH value set in the environment variables. I added the value %CATALINA_HOME%/common/lib/servlet-api.jar

    and restarted tomcat. It works!

    [ September 10, 2004: Message edited by: Ellen Zhao ]
    I agree. Here's the link:
    subject: http: // jsp/jstl/core cannot be resolved
    It's not a secret anymore!