Just so you'll know, DW doesn't support JSP. This means that it won't recognize your JSP code, and you will not be able to use DW to edit an JSP Server Behaviors. So, unless you are an experienced JSP coder and can do this by hand, I think you are out of luck. Even if DW supported JSP, though, trying to take on a JSP with limited knowledge of HTML and CSS (I'm interpreting your 'design user of Dreamweaver' to mean this), much less understanding of server scripting in general and JSP, I think is a completely dangerous proposition.
Sorry to have such bad news but I see a catastrophe looming if you continue with this project.
Thanks for your answer.
Kinda confused, in DW you can create a blank JSP file, so if it doesnt support it, howcome you are able to create it, or is it for something else?
Besides that i have no desire to actually change the JSP functionality, simply make use of them inside DW so i could make changes to the layout/design on a test server, and when satisfied make it live.
Maybe its just me that are a bit confused, but what is the big different in programming in DW and eclipse? the code in the end is the same?
Which version of DW are you using?
Maybe I should have said that DW's support for JSP is minimal and Adobe has announced that CS5 will no longer support JSP or ASP.Net.
That said, you can certainly open a JSP page, and edit the HTML parts with DW. But I'm not sure whether DW will recognize any JSP-based file operations like include files....
Its DW cs4
But would it be a problem coding the JSP files in eclipse for instance and simply lock them in DW? So the JSP files in DW are simply pointing at the "correct" files and make use of them, but so you can update the layout and call the different functionality etc, without actually risking destroying the whole side.
In my mind, i have some experience from C#, Java, C++ etc, however its some time ago, but whether you call a function from one program or another as long as the input and output are correct, there shouldnt be much of a different. Its just a function that perform some kind of task.
But since i have never really worked with JSP files, but from looking at the code, it doesnt seem very different from what i have seen before. But its the technical side or setup that worries me, because i have no experience with it. And therefore i would like to not get to involve in them, except just make use of them. To make "light" changes to the website.