Java Server Pages (JSP)

Java Server Pages are HTML pages with Java embedded in it. As HTML pages, they are located on the web server. Java Server Pages are however automatically converted to Servlets.

Java Server Pages are the better choice (over servlets) when most of the web page consists of static HTML and only a relative small part is dynamic (from the point of view of amount of coding, not functionality), or when loading of new pages (which is performed by servlets) is undesired.

The use of Java Server Pages has boomed enormously over the past 2-3 years. Not surprising, as JSP is much more powerfull, much easier to develop, and much more secure than the use of ASP or JavaScript.

Computer Chemistry Consultancy, July 2001