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I have a general question about the <jsp:include> tag.
Here's the situation - I have 3 applications deployed on a server running under Tomcat 5.5.9.
The first one contains a set of simple JSPs / static content scattered in various locations around inside its directory structure. (Tomcat is configured to default to point to its top-level welcome file in its server's config.xml.)
Here's what I'd like to do: Alpha contains all the common look/feel files that enforce a standard I'm trying to impose on all the pages for this server machine. (That is, common JSPs, Cascading Style Sheets, Images, etc. )
For applications Beta and Gamma, what I'd like to do in their JSP pages is reference the JSPs located under Alpha like so,
The question I have is - is this possible ? and if so, how would I go about doing this ?? I've had some success referencing locations such as .css files and .gifs, but so far, have yet to be successful getting .jsp files to work.