I'd like to know what impact the version of my JDK has on Tomcat. I'm a little bit confused because Netbeans says Tomcat 5.5 is J2EE 1.4 compliant but using a source level of 1.5 or 1.6 for my code is obviously working, too.
I searched the WWW but i couldn't find a clear statement which parts of Tomcat are affected by the JDK and which ones are not. Should i tweak the compiler settings in conf/web.xml if i want to use source level 1.5 or higher in my Java code? Or does this only affect JSP compilation?