For some reason, it appears Tomcat is trying to hit its compilation cache when compilation failed.
For example, if I create a JSP containing nothing but
Hello, <%=world%>!, predictably, I get an error:
org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP. Subsequent requests however alternate between this and
org.apache.jasper.JasperException: org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to load class for JSP.
Further, if I create a JSP containing
Hello!, it of course works just fine. If I modify it contain
Hello, <%=name%>!, the response alternates between the previously-mentioned compilation error, and the cached
What's going on?