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This is a reference page that provides links to specifications, implemented by Apache Tomcat.

Web Application Specifications

Overview

This section provides a list of API specifications which are implemented by Apache Tomcat.

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Different Tomcat versions implement different versions of the specifications (see main site, wiki).

Java Servlet Specifications

Servlet 4.0 specification is JSR 369.

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Servlet 2.5 is a maintenance release of Servlet 2.4. Both are JSR 154.

Spec versions:

Servlet 4.0

Main page:

JSR369

Java.net project:

servlet-spec
Also see Java EE Platform Specification project, javaee-spec

Stable:

Final Release

Date:

05 Sept, 2017

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 8 (A javaee.github.io link. Not available at docs.oracle.com?)

Minimum Tomcat version:

9.0.0


Spec versions:

Servlet 3.1

Main page:

JSR340

Java.net project:

servlet-spec

Stable:

Final Release

Date:

28 May, 2013

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 7

Minimum Tomcat version:

8.0.0


Spec versions:

Servlet 3.0

Main page:

JSR315

Stable:

Final Release

Maintenance Release (Version 3.0 Rev a)

Date:

10 Dec, 2009

6 Feb, 2011

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Overview
Change Log
Direct Download - PDF

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 6

Minimum Tomcat version:

7.0.0

7.0.25


Spec versions:

Servlet 2.5

Main page:

JSR154

Stable:

Maintenance Release

Maintenance Release 2

Date:

11 May, 2006

11 Sep, 2007

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download - Javadoc, classes

Overview
Direct Download - PDF

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 5

Minimum Tomcat version:

6.0.0

6.0.44 (bug 57703)


Spec versions:

Servlet 2.4

Main page:

JSR154

Stable:

Final Release

Date:

24 Nov, 2003

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 1.4

Minimum Tomcat version:

5.0.0

JavaServer Pages and Expression Language Specifications

JSP 2.3 is the second maintenance release of JSP 2.1 (JSR 245). Expression Language 3.0 is JSR 341.

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Expression Language was covered by JSP 2.0 and JSP 2.1 specifications, but became a separate document starting with JSP 2.2.

Spec versions:

JSP 2.3

EL 3.0

Main page:

JSR245

JSR341

Java.net project:

jsp-spec-public ?

el-spec

Stable:

Maintenance Release 2
_The naming is according to JSR 245. The title page of the
JSP specification document says "Maintenace Release 3"_

Final Release

Date:

12 Jun, 2013

22 May, 2013

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 7, Java EE 8

Minimum Tomcat version:

8.0.0


Spec versions:

JSP 2.2, EL 2.2

Main page:

JSR245

Stable:

Maintenance Release
_The naming is according to JSR 245. The title page of the
JSP specification document says "Maintenace Release 2"_

Date:

10 Dec, 2009

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download - JSP 2.2
Direct Download - EL 2.2

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 6

Minimum Tomcat version:

7.0.0


Spec versions:

JSP 2.1

Main page:

JSR245

Stable:

Final Release

Date:

11 May, 2006

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 5

Minimum Tomcat version:

6.0.0


Spec versions:

JSP 2.0

Main page:

JSR152

Stable:

Final Release

Date:

24 November, 2003

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 1.4

Minimum Tomcat version:

5.0.0

Java API for WebSocket

Java API for WebSocket is JSR 356. An implementation is to be included in Tomcat 8. See also Bug 51181.

Since Tomcat 7.0.47 this implementation is included with Tomcat 7, but it is only available if Tomcat is run with Java 7 or later.

Spec versions:

Java API for WebSocket 1.0

Java API for WebSocket 1.1

Main page:

JSR356

JSR356

Java.net project:

websocket-spec

Stable:

Final Release

Maintenance Release

Date:

22 May, 2013

5 August, 2014

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 7


Minimum Tomcat version:

7.0.47, 8.0.0

7.0.56, 8.0.13

Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers Specification

JASPIC 1.1 is the second maintenance release, Maintenance Release B, of JASPIC 1.0 (JSR 196).

Spec versions:

JASPIC 1.0

JASPIC 1.1

Main page:

JSR196

Java.net project:

jaspic-spec

Stable:

Final Release

Maintenance Release B

Date:

10 Oct, 2007

12 Jun, 2013

Download Page:

Overview
Direct Download

Overview
Direct Download

Online Javadoc:

Java EE 7

Minimum Tomcat version:

8.5.0

See Also

Protocol Specifications

The following are specifications for the web protocols supported by Tomcat.

HTTP, HTTP/2

HTTP 0.9

The Original HTTP as defined in 1991 at W3.org

HTTP/1.0

RFC 1945

HTTP/1.1

RFC 2068 (January 1997) - obsolete, replaced by 2616
RFC 2616 (June 1999) - obsolete, replaced by 7230...7235

RFC 7230 (June 2014) - Message Syntax and Routing
RFC 7231 (June 2014) - Semantics and Content
RFC 7232 (June 2014) - Conditional Requests
RFC 7233 (June 2014) - Range Requests
RFC 7234 (June 2014) - Caching
RFC 7235 (June 2014) - Authentication |

HTTP/2

RFC 7540 (May 2015) - Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 2 (HTTP/2)
RFC 7541 (May 2015) - HPACK: Header Compression for HTTP/2

HTTP/2 home page, maintained by the IETF HTTPbis Working Group |

Related Specifications

RFC 2617

"HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication"
It covers BASIC and DIGEST authentication methods

It was updated by RFC 7235. |

RFC 6265

"HTTP State Management Mechanism"
The specification about cookies. Implemented by org.apache.tomcat.util.http.Rfc6265CookieProcessor that is available since Tomcat 8.0.15 and is default with Tomcat 8.5.0 onwards. See also "Cookies" page in "Development Issues".

Obsolete specifications: RFC2109, RFC 2965. |

RFC 6266

"Use of the Content-Disposition Header Field in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)"
Content-Disposition header is used by file uploads. See also Bug 59115

AJP

The AJP protocol specification lives on the Apache Tomcat Connector web site.

WebSocket

WebSocket protocol is specified by RFC 6455.

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