This tutorial post highlights the important difference between JSP and Servlet technologies. Servlet and JSP are the two key Java server side technologies that are building blocks for any of the Java web frameworks. It is important to know the difference between these two technologies. This is one of the fundamental concept that confuses the many beginner Java web developers.
The basic difference is that, JSP is for web page and Servlet is for Java components. Servlet is HTML in Java where as JSP is Java in HTML.
- Java EE Complete Reference
- A JSP technically gets converted to a servlet but it looks more like PHP files where you embed the java into HTML.
Servlet Life Cycle
JSP Life Cycle
Difference Between Servlet and JSP
In this article we will list some of the differences between Servlets and JSP.
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