[jsr342-experts] Servlet Profile (was JAX-RS and the Web Profile)

From: Antonio Goncalves <antonio.goncalves_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:21:37 +0100

I remember back on the Java EE 6 expert group we talked about having a
"minimal profile" with only Servlet & JSPs (I remember Rod Johnson being
interested in such profile, Roberto Chinicci even wrote a few blog posts
about it :

I have a few concerns with this. First of all, JSPs are not evolving : it
is a poor UI framework (no Ajax and so on) and is not a templating fwk
either. Second, except if I'm missed something on Servlet 3.1, we don't
have a simple controller to build MVC web apps. With just Servlets and
JSPs, we miss the controller. I remember that the JAX-RS 1.1 and Servlet
3.0 expert group talked about it, but I think nothing happened.

For me, such a minimal profile would make sense with a proper templating
framework, Expression Language and a simple servlet controller ( la Spring

My 2 cents


On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 08:03, Jason Porter <lightguard.jp_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd also like to suggest a simple Servlet or Basic profile. It would
> include servlets, JSP, EL, CDI and JAX-RS. Essentially tomcat / jetty with
> CDI and JAX-RS integrated. This would give a very powerful programming
> environment (namely CDI and JAX-RS) as a strong base and also allow our
> friends developing tomcat and jetty to join in and be a Java EE compliant
> server! Oh, and JSF would then run purely in a Java EE environment, no more
> "pseudo EE container" aka Servlet container.