Guidelines for Modifying JSP Pages

We recommend the following practices when editing the global JSP files:

  • JSP files should be edited in a plain-text editor, or a Web-authoring tool that supports JSP and JavaScript tags.

  • Never edit the live JSP files directly on the production system. Changes to these files are immediately reflected in the system. Any error in modifying these files can prevent access to the system for all users.

  • Be methodical when making changes to the JSP files. Save changes frequently. Check them by reloading the relevant screen in the browser. You may need to reconfigure the browser to prevent page caching.

  • Avoid Java code changes unless there is an explicit open API to use. All other Java code changes are not supported.

  • We recommend that you apply the standard development processes for documentation and source control when changing any JSP page and related files.