Re: Importing java class in jsp

Lew <>
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:07:30 -0800 (PST)
CAESAR wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

both the jsp and the java file are in the root folder.

What do you mean by the "root folder"?

Roedy Green wrote:

you import class files, not source.

Actually, you import classes, which are stored in "*.class" files
somewhere in the class path.

If you are using tomcat [sic], the class file should be in something like:


The import statement would not have the ".class" part of the name in
it, nor any slashes. It would import the class via its fully-
qualified name (FQN), such as

<%@ page language="java"
imports="com.mycompany.myproject.ZZZZ,java.util.*" %>

Better yet, don't use JSP imports; just refer to classes by their

Even better yet, don't use Java scriptlet in JSP pages at all - just
use JSTL, EL and custom tags and a framework like JSF (preferred) or



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