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Jakarta Standard Tag Library 3.0 (under development)

Jakarta Standard Tag Library encapsulates as simple tags the core functionality common to many Web applications. Jakarta Standard Tag Library has support for common, structural tasks such as iteration and conditionals, tags for manipulating XML documents, internationalization tags, and SQL tags. It also provides a framework for integrating existing custom tags with Jakarta Standard Tag Library tags.


The plan for the release is to clean up open issues:

  • General specification document cleanup.
  • Clean up issues found during the Jakarta EE9 review ballot process: update if possible the tagdocs to include EFSL, Update tlddoc generation if possible to jakarta.
  • Remove any deprecated methods from the API if they exist.
  • Rename / taglib URIs to new jakarta.tags.* URNs. Issue 144
    • This alone should require a major release.
  • Other small clean up issues

Backwards compatibility

Backward compatibility issue include:

  • Removal of deprecated methods if any exist and are removed.
  • Rename / taglib URIs to new jakarta.tags.* URNs.

Optional features


Minimum Java SE version

The JDK version required will be aligned with Jakarta EE 10.

TCK Updates

The following TCK updates will be required:

  • Updated tests for new jakarta.tags.* URNs
  • New tests for any new features

Release record

Compatible Implementations


Release Review

The Release Review Specification Committee Ballot concluded successfully on 2021-xx-xx with the following results.

Yes No Abstain
Red Hat
Participant Members
Committer Members

Plan Review

The Specification Committee Ballot concluded successfully on 2021-06-22 with the following results.

Representative Representative for: Vote
Kenji Kazumura Fujitsu +1
Dan Bandera, Kevin Sutter IBM +1
Ed Bratt, Dmitry Kornilov Oracle +1
Andrew Pielage, Matt Gill Payara +1
Scott Stark, Mark Little Red Hat +1
David Blevins, Jean-Louis Monteiro Tomitribe +1
Ivar Grimstad EE4J PMC +1
Marcelo Ancelmo, Martijn Verburg Participant Members +1
Werner Keil Committer Members +1
Scott (Congquan) Wang Enterprise Members +1
Total 10

The ballot was run in the mailing list

Click on the specifications below to access the specification document, Javadoc, Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK), and compatible implementation for each release of the specification.

Platform and Profile Specifications

The Jakarta EE Platform and Profile specifications are the umbrella specifications for the individual specifications. The Jakarta EE Platform includes most of the individual specifications, while the Profile specifications include the individual specifications for developing web platforms and microservices architectures.

Individual Specifications

Each individual specification describes a standardized way of implementing a particular aspect of an enterprise Java application.

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