Hard to tell from the information your giving. Is the JAVA_HOME environment variable poiniting to a valid JDK ? The jsp compiler needs $JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar to compile JSPs.
Thanks for your response, Harald. I checked - JAVA_HOME is set correctly and I have verified that tools.jar is in the lib directory.
What other information would be helpful? While I'm trying to debug this, I wrote one app that consisted of a JSP page (only HTML ) and an HTML page that worked together and put it up - same issue. The HTML exception reads "Unable to compile jsp". The JBoss log shows "class not found exception for index_jsp".
r u using JDK 1.4? try switching to 1.3
I remember having this problem with Just tomcat on a solaris box with 1.4
Thanks for the response.
I tried setting JAVA_HOME to our 1.3.1 installation. Still didn't work. Here is the JBoss Log entry:
08:19:11,437 WARN [jbossweb] WARNING: Exception for /jmx-console/index.jsp
Here is the IE and Netscape entry
HTTP ERROR: 500 Unable to compile class for JSP
The index_jsp.java would be under JBoss_Home/tomcat-4.1.x/work/Mainengine/localhost/<ur app>.
Check if there is a indeX_jsp.class in teh same directory.
I would also try removing the whole work directory and starting the server back. It will be recreated anyway the next time tomcat starts.