What version of Websphere are you using? I have been working with the WAS 4.0 Enterprise Edition and there is an Wizard which you deploy your application and during the second step, there is a checkbox with something like "Precompile JSPs". This wizard runs in the server in a different port. You can use any login to use the interface and there is no need to type any password.
Yeah, you are correct. JSP-compiled servlets are container and vendor specific. But in case somebody wants to check a JSP for error before deploying that, I think that can be done thru compiling that in an IDE.
Originally posted by James Carman:
Remember, you may pre-compile JSPs for a specific servlet container, but the pre-compiled classes will not be portable across vendor implementations. Yes, JSPs are just servlets, but typical JSP implementation servlets (those generated by aJSP processor like Jasper) rely upon vendor-specific super/helper classes. I don't know if that's what you meant, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up just in case.