JHTML (Java within Hypertext Markup Language) is a standard for including a Java program as part of a Web page (a page written using the Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML). A Web site developer can write a small program using the Java programming language and insert the program within a Web page. When a user requests the page, the Web site server, observing a request for a file with the .jhtml suffix, passes the code to a special Java program designed to handle JHML. This program, called the PageCompileServlet, calls the Java compiler , which quickly compiles the code. (If the code has previously been compiled by an earlier page request, this step is unnecessary.) The code is then executed, typically modifying the contents of the Web page in some way before it is sent to the requestor.
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JHTML requires installing a Java compiler on the Web server. JHTML is part of JavaSoft's Java WebServer Application Program Interface.