Opening JSP files

Have a problem opening a .JSP file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what JSP files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .JSP file type?

An acronym for Java Server Pages (JSP), the .jsp filename extension denotes the JSP Document (.jsp) file type. Java is a well-established object-oriented high-level programming language and a platform-independent runtime environment with a massive user base on the Web and elsewhere. JSP is a Java-based server-side technology that involves processing and compiling .jsp pages into Java byte-code by a server-side engine (Jasper) and serving them as Java applets, to be run by a Java virtual machine on the client side.

A .jsp file contains source code of a web page. It is a text-only document in which static HTML sections are intermixed with JSP inserts delimited with the "<%" and "%/>" tags, to be replaced with dynamically generated content. If a local .jsp file is directly opened with a web browser, all JSP code will be simply left unprocessed and in most cases simply printed as content.

Just as normal HTML documents, JSP pages can be opened and authored with any text editor, although dedicated or simply JSP-friendly editing tools are generally preferred. JSP web pages are usually served with Apache Tomcat, a powerful JSP web application server.

Software to open or convert JSP files

You can open JSP files with the following programs:
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

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