user2130951 user2130951 - 1 month ago 45
Java Question

Unable to compile class for JSP: The type java.util.Map$Entry cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files

I can't get tomcat7 to compile jsps. It till run the example servlets just fine and the service is up and running. I am running oracle java 8.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Here is the stacktrace:

type Exception report

message Unable to compile class for JSP:

description The server encountered an internal error that prevented it from fulfilling this request.

exception

org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP:

An error occurred at line: 1 in the generated java file
The type java.util.Map$Entry cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files

Stacktrace:
org.apache.jasper.compiler.DefaultErrorHandler.javacError(DefaultErrorHandler.java:102)
org.apache.jasper.compiler.ErrorDispatcher.javacError(ErrorDispatcher.java:331)
org.apache.jasper.compiler.JDTCompiler.generateClass(JDTCompiler.java:468)
org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:378)
org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:353)
org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:340)
org.apache.jasper.JspCompilationContext.compile(JspCompilationContext.java:646)
org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:357)
org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:390)
org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:334)
javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:728)
note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the Apache Tomcat/7.0.35 logs.





The code looks like this and it's the sample code from tomcat7 so my guess is that it's correct.

<%@ taglib prefix="mytag" uri="/WEB-INF/jsp2/jsp2-example-taglib.tld" %>
<html>
<head>
<title>JSP 2.0 Examples - Hello World SimpleTag Handler</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>JSP 2.0 Examples - Hello World SimpleTag Handler</h1>
<hr>
<p>This tag handler simply echos "Hello, World!" It's an example of
a very basic SimpleTag handler with no body.</p>
<br>
<b><u>Result:</u></b>
<mytag:helloWorld/>
</body>
</html>

Answer

You must use a more recent version of tomcat which has support for JDK 8.

I can confirm that apache-tomcat-7.0.35 does NOT have support for JDK8, I can also confirm that apache-tomcat-7.0.50 DOES have support for JDK8.