Archived: Installing GlassFish JSTL 1.2 on Tomcat

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download JSTL 1.2 JAR file developed by the Oracle GalssFish project and install it in the default application on a Tomcat 7 server.

Here is what I did to try the JSTL 1.2 implementation by the Oracle GlassFish project:

1. Go to and click the "Download JSTL" icon.

2. Click the "JSTL Implementation" link. The Maven Central Repository page shows up.

3. Click "javax.servlet.jsp.jstl-1.2.1.jar" to download the JAR file.

4. To install the JSTL JAR file to the default application on my Tomcat 7 server, I need to create a "lib" directory under ".\ROOT\WEB-INF\" and copy the JAR file to there:

herong> mkdir \local\tomcat\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\lib

herong> copy javax.servlet.jsp.jstl-1.2.1.jar
        1 file(s) copied.

5. Restart Tomcat. I think I am ready to use JSTL 1.2 in my Tomcat default application. See next tutorial for the first JSTL test page.

Download javax.servlet.jsp.jstl-api-1.2.1.jar. It is also needed.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JSP (JavaServer Pages) Overview

 Tomcat Installation on Windows Systems

 JSP Scripting Elements

 Java Servlet Introduction

 JSP Implicit Objects

 Syntax of JSP Pages and JSP Documents

 JSP Application Session

 Managing Cookies in JSP Pages

 JavaBean Objects and "useBean" Action Elements

 Managing HTTP Response Header Lines

 Non-ASCII Characters Support in JSP Pages

 Performance of JSP Pages

 EL (Expression Language)

 Overview of JSTL (JSP Standard Tag Libraries)

 JSTL Core Library

 JSP Custom Tags

 JSP Java Tag Interface

 Custom Tag Attributes

 Multiple Tags Working Together

 File Upload Test Application

 Using Tomcat on CentOS Systems

 Using Tomcat on macOS Systems

 Connecting to SQL Server from Servlet

 Developing Web Applications with Servlet

Archived Tutorials

Archived: Installing GlassFish JSTL 1.2 on Tomcat

 Archived: Downloading and Installing Tomcat 7

 Archived: Installing Tomcat 5.5.7

 Archived: Installing Tomcat 4.1.18

 Archived: Java Class Converted by Tomcat 4.1.18

 Archived: Hijacking Servlet Converted from JSP

 Archived: Using Perl LWP::Debug Module to Debug

 Archived: Installing JSTL 1.0 Apache Implementation

 Archived: Upgrade JDK 1.3 to JDK 1.4 on Tomcat 4.1

 Archived: Compilation Errors with JDK 1.4

 Archived: Using JavaBean without Import Element Error


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