How to View a JSP File

By Rick Radcliff

JavaServer Pages files were developed to enable web designers to quickly develop web content and applications that are usable across platforms, according to Oracle. It is also easier to create dynamic content with JSP technology because you don't need to know how to write Java scriplets. You may view JSP files in the two major web browsers available: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click "File" from the menu bar and then click "Open."

Step 3

Click "Browse."

Step 4

Select "All Files" from the drop-down menu above the "Open" and "Cancel" buttons.

Step 5

Locate and highlight the JSP file you want to view and then click "Open."

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open Mozilla Firefox

Step 2

Click "File" from the menu bar and then click "Open File."

Step 3

Locate and highlight the JSP file you want to view and then click "Open."

Tips & Warnings

  • To add the menu bar to Internet Explorer, click "Tools," highlight "Toolbars" and check "Menu Bar."