Starting in 2000, Jakarta hosted the Jakarta Taglibs project, a large collection of JSP Tag Libraries. They ranged from simple utility libraries and UI libraries, to Dreamweaver extensions and an implementation of the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) specification.

With the advent of JSTL, the core features of many of the libraries had been standardized and the need for these libraries diminished. As such, much of the Taglibs codebase moved into maintenance mode.

In 2008 and 2009, the majority of these libraries were deprecated and have now been retired. The remaining work has moved over to the Tomcat Taglibs project - namely the following taglibs:

  • Standard - The implementations of the various JSTL specifications
  • RDC - Reusable Dialog Components Taglib

In 2014 the RDC Taglib was retired from the Tomcat Taglibs project.

NameJSP versionObtain
RDC2.0+svn

A list of the original retired taglibs follows:

NameJSP versionObtain
Mailer 22.0+svn
Cache1.2+svn
Data Grid1.2+svn
Application1.1+svn
Benchmark1.1+svn
BSF1.1+svn
DateTime1.1+svn
DBTags1.1+svn
I18N1.1+svn
Image1.1+svn
Input1.1+svn
IO1.1+svn
Iterators1.2+svn
JNDI1.1+svn
JMS1.1+svn
Log1.1+svn
Mailer1.1+svn
Page1.1+svn
Random1.1+svn
Regexp1.1+svn
Request1.1+svn
Response1.1+svn
Scrape1.1+svn
Session1.1+svn
String1.1+svn
UltraDev 4.0 Tool Extension1.1+svn
Unstandard1.2+svn
Utility1.1+svn
XSL1.1+svn
XTags1.1+svn

Archived versions of the retired Taglibs may be downloaded from the Apache Archives.