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tomcat 6.0 v. 5.5?

sven studde
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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I'm trying to install tomcat and I found some installation instructions for tomcat 5.5. I'm going to be using tomcat for local development of servlets and jsp. What version of tomcat should I install? I'm leaning towards 5.5, so that the install won't cause any unforeseen problems plus I'm using the book "Head First Servelts & JSP", which uses the same servlet/jsp spec as 5.5. But the current version of tomcat is 6.x. Should I go with the current version?
Bear Bibeault
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I'd use 5.5 unless you have a compelling reason to use 6.0.

The newer version of the JSP and Servlet specs have little to offer unless you are looking for JSF compatibility.
[ July 08, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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