JavaServer Pages (JSP) is a technology that was developed in order to help software developers create dynamically generated web pages based on HTML, XML, or other document types. JSP was released in 1999 by Sun Microsystems and is similar to PHP and ASP, but uses the Java programming language.

To deploy and run JavaServer Pages, a compatible web server with a servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat or Jetty, is required.


  • A language for developing JSP pages, which are text-based documents that describe how to process a request and construct a response
  • An expression language for accessing server-side objects
  • Mechanisms for defining extensions to the JSP language

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