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JSP files translation into servlets

Guna sekar
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Everytime a .jsp file is accessed it will be translated into servlet. suppose if i access the .jsp 10 times, how many times it will be translated(i think 1 time it will be translated to servlet class). Also if i change the content in .jsp how it will know whether the file is changed and needs to be translated to servlet?
Christophe Verré

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The container will usually look at the timestamp of the file. Unless you make some changes and save the file, the container won't retranslate it.

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Trivikram Kamat
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Correctly told by Christophe Verré, it depends on the container.
For example, Tomcat won't retranslate the JSP file till it's modified.
Tomcat7 doesn't retranslate the JSP file even after restart - if JSP file is not modified.

Guna sekar
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Thanks for the update.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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