You want to quickly test a JSP without deploying it as part of a new web application.
Copy and paste the JSP into the top-level directory of BEA WebLogic Server 7.0's default web application, then request the JSP in a browser.
A JSP file can be "hot deployed" on WebLogic 7.0's default web application without having to redeploy the entire web application. This default web application is located at <WebLogic-installation-directory>/user_projects/< name -of-your-domain>/applications/DefaultWebApp . If you paste your JSP file into this directory ( DefaultWebApp ), it will be available to receive requests without redeploying the default web application. If your JSP file is named newfile.jsp , then the URL for requests to this page would be http://localhost:7001/newfile.jsp . Note the absence of a context path or application name in the URL. If the request is for the default web application, then the JSP files appear following the forward slash ( / ) after the host:port part of the URL (in other words, after the localhost:7001/ part).
In most cases, the JSP is already part of a web application, and several tools exist to redeploy a web application, including Ant, BEA WebLogic Builder, and the WebLogic Administration Console.
Finally, you can also copy and paste a JSP file into another WebLogic web application. However, that application must be deployed in exploded directory format, meaning that the application has not been deployed in archive form (as a WAR or EAR file). Therefore, place the JSP file in the application's top-level directory. If the application is named "newapp," this directory is named <WebLogic-installation-directory>/user_projects/<name-of-your-domain>/applications/newapp .
Recipe 2.3; Recipe 2.7-Recipe 2.10; WebLogic's Server 7.0 programmer documentation: http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs70/programming.html.