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Please note that the Watchdog project is dormant. There has been no development activity on this project for a while, since late 2002. The last version released, 4.0, tests the Servlet Specification version 2.3 and the JSP Specification v 1.2: both of these specifications now have newer versions (Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0), and there is no Watchdog release to test conformance with these specifications. The main reason for this status is that Sun has made the official Servlet/JSP TCK (Technology Comptability Kit, the official spec conformance test suite) more easily available to us.

Given the above, we will continue to make the Watchdog project available for download, and the source code available for your use. If you would like to revive and/or participate in the project, please subscribe to the user list and send a note indicating your interest. The ASF continues to encourage all contributions to this and other projects: the project may be revived at any time if interest if shown. It'd be great to have a true open-source TCK for these specifications.

Watchdog is a set of validation tests that can be run against a Servlet 2.3 / JSP 1.2 container (such as Tomcat 4.x) to identify potential problems with conformance to the corresponding specifications. While it is not the official TCK for the Servlet or JSP specifications, the tests it performs are similar.

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