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package javax.servlet.jsp.tagext does not exist

 
Denise Advincula
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Hello,

This is my code (as seen in HSFJ):



It's in this folder: Tomcat/webapps/scwcd-ctags2/WEB-INF/src/foo/SimpleTagTest1.java

I placed all the jar library files at Tomcat/webapps/scwcd-ctags2/WEB-INF/lib, namely, jsp-api.jar, jstl.jar, servlet-api.jar, standard.jar

But I still get that error, "package javax.servlet.jsp.tagext does not exist", whenever I do any of the ff javac from the scwcd-ctags2 directory:



Can anybody tell me if there is still lacking in my compilation?

Thank you in advance!
 
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Denise Advincula wrote:I placed all the jar library files at Tomcat/webapps/scwcd-ctags2/WEB-INF/lib, namely, jsp-api.jar, jstl.jar, servlet-api.jar, standard.jar

Firstly, this is the run-time location for jars. It has nothing to do with javac or compiling your sources.

Secondly, once you get everything compiled, the fact that you moved the servlet and JSP jars into WEB-INF/lib will cause no end of weird errors. Remove them from WEB-INF lib.



You need to add the jar files to your classpath, not just the folder where the jars files sit.
 
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Hi! Thanks a lot. Now my compilation worked. It's right that I need to add the jar files explicitly in my javac.
 
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I am also having the same issue. Will you please explain it in detail ?
 
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How is your project setup?
Please provide more information

Regards
Frits
 
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Hi Frits,

I tried using javac (from my project directory) command with explicitely defining jsp-api.jar in it. It worked.

javac -classpath C:\Archana\Tomcat5.5\common\lib\jsp-api.jar;classes:. -d WebContent/WEB-INF/classes src/mytags/HelloWorld
.java

Thanks a lot.
 
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I tried using javac (from my project directory) command with explicitely defining jsp-api.jar in it. It worked.

Great!

Thanks for posting the answer so that others know how to fix it when they encounter the same problem.

Regards,
Frits
 
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