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Tomcat and JSTL

Al Korov
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I want to use the JSTL in a web application. Does the JSTL come with Tomcat, or does it require a separate download?

Can the JSTL be installed only as part of a web application, or can it also be part of the "global" libraries that Tomcat has available, such as those in the common/lib directory? Could any conflicts arise if JSTL 1.1 were in the common/lib, but then a web app included JSTL 1.0?

I understand that Tomcat 5.x supports JSP 2.0, and so would also support JSTL 1.1. Is there any way to run JSTL 1.1 on Tomcat 4.x?
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Does the JSTL come with Tomcat, or does it require a separate download?


Separate.

Can the JSTL be installed only as part of a web application, or can it also be part of the "global" libraries that Tomcat has available, such as those in the common/lib directory?


You can put the jars there, but each web app still needs the appropriate declarations.

Could any conflicts arise if JSTL 1.1 were in the common/lib, but then a web app included JSTL 1.0?


Haven't tried it, but I can't think of any obvious problems.

I understand that Tomcat 5.x supports JSP 2.0, and so would also support JSTL 1.1.


Correct.

Is there any way to run JSTL 1.1 on Tomcat 4.x?


No. JSTL 1.1 requires a container that processes EL.
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