JSP - Java Server Page

What is a JSP file

JSP files are similar to files in the ASP or PHP format. Instead of the code used for these files, however, the JSP web page contains source code written in the Java programming language. Any browser can open a JSP file and display its content. These files can also be edited in a number of programs.

JSP files are server-generated. Like all files of this kind, the source code is parsed by a server and not directly transported to the end-user. Instead, the page is displayed in the HTML format generated from the JSP file. That way, a user will never see the underlying Java code of the file.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open JSP documents:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver (Windows & Mac
  • Apple Safari (Mac)
  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • ES-Computing EditPlus (Windows & Linux)
  • Google Chrome (Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • MacroMates TextMate (Mac)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows)
  • Mozilla Firefox (Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • Progress Stylus Studio (Windows)
  • Richardson EditRocket (Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • Other Web Browsers
Extension JSP
MIME type application/jsp
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