Anyway, I've been edumacating myself on Java servlets and JSP, since it's a big thing to know for tech support here. We never played with them at university- shoot, we barely even touched on XML in my web development languages course- so it's new stuff, but I'm getting the hang of it, slowly but surely. I managed to get a really simple app deployed and working via Tomcat- well, sorta. Worked great when I used the servlet to spew out a response in HTML; verily, I beamed with pride. Worked not-so-great when I tried to route the response to a JSP instead. Tomcat blows up when compiling the JSP- get this- on line -1. WTF? No one at work knows what's going on; all the files I need are in the right places and all environment variables are set. A Google search on the error yielded nothing. Remy suggested that Tomcat might be using a different JDK to compile than the one I used on my servlet, but Tomcat's using 1.4.2, and according to NetBeans (what I used to compile the servlet), it is too.
I'm inclined to think it's NetBeans' fault. This wouldn't be the first time it's given me crap, so I blame it. But, I'm learning stuff! Next time I level up, I can legitimately take skill points in Geekery! =)