JSP File Extension

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Java Server Page
  • Developer
    Oracle
  • Popularity
    3.6 (5 votes)

What is JSP file?

JSP is a server file used for generating dynamic WWW content. It is similar to PHP or ASP files, but contains code written in Java programming language. The file stores program code to be placed on the server, which will then generate a website based on JSP code. If the code is formatted using XML, then XJSP extension is used for such file..

Client-side considerations.

The user does not necessary need to have the knowledge about which technology given website uses. Browser only receives HTML files generated by the server. Server-side layer that uses JSP files is so to speak ‘hidden’ form the user. Java virtual machine or any special tools are not needed in order to open JSP file – a standard text editor is enough.

Programs which support JSP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open JSP files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. JSP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

How to open file with JSP extension?

Problems with accessing JSP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with JSP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with JSP files.

Step 1. Download and install Web browser

Problems with opening and working with JSP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with JSP files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Web browser or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Dreamweaver, EditPlus, Stylus Studio) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Web browser website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Web browser to the latest version

If the problems with opening JSP files still occur even after installing Web browser, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Web browser is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Web browser cannot handle files with JSP may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Web browser.

Step 3. Associate Java Server Page files with Web browser

After installing Web browser (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open JSP files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the JSP file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Web browser is installed, check the Always use this app to open JSP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with JSP extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with JSP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the JSP for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the JSP file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the JSP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the JSP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the JSP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic JSP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with JSP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Java Server Page file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Web browser

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support JSP files. Close all running programs and try opening the JSP file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Java Server Page files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with JSP files affecting older versions of given software.

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