Class to precompile JSP's using weblogic's jsp compiler (weblogic.jspc)

Tested only on Weblogic 4.5.1 - NT4.0 and Solaris 5.7,5.8


Attribute Values Required
src oot of source tree for JSP, ie, the document root for your weblogic server Yes
dest root of destination directory, what you have set as WorkingDir in the weblogic properties Yes
package start package name under which your JSP's would be compiled Yes
classpath Class path to use when compiling jsp's Yes

A classpath should be set which contains the weblogic classes as well as all application classes
referenced by the JSP. The system classpath is also appended when the jspc is called, so you may
choose to put everything in the classpath while calling Ant. However, since presumably the JSP's will reference
classes being build by Ant, it would be better to explicitly add the classpath in the task

The task checks timestamps on the JSP's and the generated classes, and compiles
only those files that have changed.

It follows the weblogic naming convention of putting classes in
_dirName/_fileName.class for dirname/fileName.jsp


<target name="jspcompile" depends="compile">

  <wljspc src="c:\\weblogic\\myserver\\public_html" dest="c:\\weblogic\\myserver\\serverclasses" package="myapp.jsp">


      <pathelement location="${weblogic.classpath}"/>

      <pathelement path="${compile.dest}"/>





  • This works only on weblogic 4.5.1
  • It compiles the files thru the Classic compiler only.
  • Since it is my experience that weblogic jspc throws out of memory error on being given too many files at one go, it is called multiple times with one jsp file each.

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