Jakarta Taglibs is an open-source repository for JSP custom tag libraries and associated projects. This project also hosts the development tree of the reference implementation (RI) for the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL). This implementation is done under project standard. Currently, no other tag libraries in Jakarta Taglibs represent Java Community Process (JCP) standards.

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Quick guides

Installing Jakarta TagLib.


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) SDK, version 1.1 or higher. [to be verified]

  1. Download and unzip jakarta-ant-1.5.1-bin.zip

  2. Set the ANT_HOME environment variable to the directory where you installed Ant.
    e.g.: ANT_HOME=C:\Tools\jakarta-ant-1.5.1
    Optionally, set the JAVA_HOME environment variable. This should be set to the directory where your JDK is installed.
    e.g.: JAVA_HOME=C:\Tools\java\j2sdk1.4.0_03

  3. Add the bin directory to your path.
    e.g.: PATH=%PATH%;%ANT_HOME%\bin

  4. The classpath for Ant must contain ant.jar
    e.g.: CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%ANT_HOME%\lib\ant.jar

  5. To check if Ant is installed correctly, type: ant -version
    You should see:
    Ant version 1.5.1 compiled on October 2 2002