Installing GlassFish JSTL 1.2 on Tomcat 7

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:

C:\>mkdir \local\apache-tomcat-7.0.32\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\lib

C:\>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 section for the first JSTL test page.

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JSP (JavaServer Pages) Overview

 Tomcat 7 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)

 What is JSTL?

Installing GlassFish JSTL 1.2 on Tomcat 7

 "Hello world!" with JSTL

 JSTL in XML Style JSP Pages

 General Syntax of JSTL Tags

 NoClassDefFoundError - LoopTag/ForEachTag

 Installing JSTL 1.2 API JAR File

 JSTL Example - Loop Tag on Map Objects

 JSTL Core Library

 JSP Custom Tags

 JSP Java Tag Interface

 Custom Tag Attributes

 Multiple Tags Working Together

 File Upload Test Application

 Outdated Tutorials


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