JSP Documentation...

Posted on 2004-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hallo Experts,

I found a nice tutorial for JSP documentation(which generates similar to javadoc) in

but unfortunately i could not get an idea of how to do it. I am using Tomcat 5.0 Webserver, that link they just gave to build documentation from ANT.

Can anyone use the link and tell me how i can proceed further... i think it will just take some minutes for experts(not for me!)...i tried my best but because i am a learner i could not  do it.

Experts please give a brief introduction of how i can generate JSP Documentation from the above link application.

PS: I was able to compile all the given files (by changing (in the file) the source directory of JSP files and Destination directory of HTML generated files according to my programs). I am getting NoClassDefError when i try to run it...even i set the classpath correctly.

Anticipating your reply,

Best Regards,
Question by:jaggybala2
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Expert Comment

ID: 10887552
Isn't it just a case of downloading the required software:

    *  Jakarta Ant. This is needed if you want to build the docs from an Ant Task. Ant can be found here. I'm currently using version 1.4.1.
    * GNU Regexp. This is the GNU project java regular expression package that is needed to assist in the parsing of the JSP pages. GNU Regexp can be found here. I'm currently using version 1.1.4.

and then following the documentation here:


What's the probelme with it?

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ID: 10887578
The installation is a problem for me:

1. I dont know how to include the build file in ant. ( I am new for ANT)...Can i just use their code in Tomcat and try to execute, run their code!?...If so, please tell me how.

2. Or, please suggest me step-by-step(because i am just a learner) of how i can integrate the software with ANT, GNU Regexp and how i can compile and run according to my JSP files.(or with their SAMPLE JSP Pages, at first).

Thanx for ur help.

- Jagdeesh.

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ID: 10887637
> Can i just use their code in Tomcat and try to execute, run their code!?...If so, please tell me
> how.

i am sorry...can i use the JSPDOC software without using ANT..

the instllation notes given in the site is not clear for me. I dont know even what is GNURegexp and what for ANT is used !
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ID: 10893333

Any help/suggestions experts...Please help me out.


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Please do help me out experts.....or some suggestion of installing the JSPDOC software ASAP.

Eagerly anticipating your reply...

- jaggybala.

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ID: 10907171

--- Experts.....pls give me a hint ...


Author Comment

ID: 10910340
Hallo Expeerts,

Finally, i tried and got the result. If anyone has doubts in doing JSP Documentation, u can contact me...

- jaggybala.
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Expert Comment

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Did you have to install Ant and GnuRegexp?

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jaggybala earned 480 total points
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No need to install ant...but we have to install GnuRegExp(has to be in the classpath).

BTW, i suceeded with 14-october-2003 version of jspdoc.

JSPDOC main files:  --> Describes what things to be documented(Parameters, pages included, etc..) --> Decribes which JSP files and which directories to be documented.

- jaggybala.
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You are only allowed one account in Experts-exchange, and accepting your own answer is definately not allowed

You should have posted a question in Community Support:

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i dont know this such case u can cancel my other account...

thank u...

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