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My group is working on using JSP includes to make a webpage template. We want to use some absolute URL includes in the template but with testing and a review of Sun's JSP documentation website, the two available include commands do not support absolute URLs.

Is there a work around or do we have to make a local copy of the contents of the absolute URL (which we do own)?

P.S. We use variables to store the include values whether they are local webpages or absolute urls. We then use the include functions to call the variable.
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by:kotan
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<jsp:include> only supports the inclusion of resources within the same web application.

Anyway, to support this ficture, you can use "standard Taglib" from Jakarta project.

Here is the url to download standard taglib package.
http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/doc/standard-doc/intro.html

In this taglib, you can write
  <c:import url="ftp://ftp.acme.com/README"/>
to include external rescoures.

For further documentation, please refer

http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/doc/jsptl-doc/IOT_Import_FunctionalDescription_5_EA2.html

If you don't know how to use taglib, feel free to ask me and I will guide you.
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by:daluu
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thanks, for the info, I'll try that out.
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by:daluu
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kotan, can you guide me thru the steps from install to usage. I am the web designer and just learning JSP. My colleague who manages the server and does JSP couldn't get it to work with the online documentation. I'll post her comment to me below.
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by:daluu
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hi david,

i've downloaded the standard library and tried to use it as per the
instruction but failed.
i found several instruction files and they give different usage and no one
could work.
could you send email to that guy to ask for detail steps? from download the
files to the usage? the following is my steps:
1, downloaded the jakarta-taglibs-20020316.zip file
2, extracted it
3, found the folder 'standard', and copy the standard.jar and jstl.jar into
the /<Tomcat 4.0>/WEB-INFO/lib/
4, in the /<Tomcat 4.0>/WEB-INFO/web.xml, added
    <taglib>
     <taglib-uri>http://java.sun.com/jstl/ea/core</taglib-uri>
     <taglib-location>/WEB-INF/c.tld</taglib-location>
    </taglib>
I couldn't find the standard.tld file in the 'standard' folder.
5, in my.jsp file, added
<%@ taglib uri="/WEB-INF/c.tld" prefix="c" %>
6, error:
Unable to load class org.apache.taglibs.standard.tag.el.core.ImportTag

jessie
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1. He had download "nightly build" version which is very unstable. If you only need the standard package, you can download jakarta-taglibs-standard-beta1.zip from http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-taglibs/releases/standard/ which is "release" version and it is more stable.

2. extracted it

3. copy standard.jar & jstl.jar from /jakarta-taglibs/jstl-beta1/ into /<Tomcat4.0>/WEB-INF/lib/

4. copy c.tld into /<Tomcat4.0>/WEB-INF/

5. Edit web.xml - add

<taglib>
  <taglib-uri>http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/standard/c</taglib-uri>
  <taglib-location>/WEB-INF/c.tld</taglib-location>
</taglib>

6. In jsp file, add
<%@ taglib uri="http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/standard/c" prefix="c" %>

(The uri must be same as the taglib-uri define in web.xml)

7. Then you will be able to call
 <c:import url="ftp://ftp.acme.com/README"/>

Since you have upload new jar files, remmeber to restart tomcat to take effect.

Good Luck!
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by:daluu
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Thanks alot kotan.

The code works perfect. My superiors will be happy.
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