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JSP basic help

sai baba

Joined: Apr 26, 2004
Posts: 9
Hi I have just installed tomcat on my windows xp machine.I downloaded the Apache-Tomcat version 5.5.15(windows executable) and also the jdk 5.0.
When I enter http://localhost:8080/ into the browser, I get the tomcat Jakarta page-no problem.

When I try my first test jsp page (main.jsp)with the follwing expression in the body section of the jsp page:
Hello! The time is now: <% = new java.util.Date() %>

I get the same line in my webpage:
Hello! The time is now: <% = new java.util.Date() %>

The java expression is not evaluated, no error messages.
Anyone have any suggestions what I should be doing?

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Satou kurinosuke
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Member # 112140
posted February 26, 2006 09:04 PM
First, you've got an extra space between the % and the =.
You should remove it.

What file did you put this line in ? (filename and directory)
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sai baba
Member # 71858
posted February 27, 2006 07:29 AM
Hey Thanks for the help,
I have the file main.jsp in a WebProject folder which is a subfolder of the Tomcat Root folder(Root/WebProject/main.jsp).

From what little I know its supposed to be a simple test. I have no servelet in the page so am I still to have created WebProject\WEB-INF\web.xml? If so what will it contain in the servlet tag? I have not edited any other XML files.

Any Ideas/Suggestions?

Stefan Evans

Joined: Jul 06, 2005
Posts: 1518
suggestion: don't post the same question twice.
I agree. Here's the link:
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