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Exactly as to any other HTML based document, either use internal or external approach.

i used ....
<LINK href="style1.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

in <head> tags but it did't work. Plz help

Incorrect order of tag elements, it should be as

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mystyle.css">

also make sure their are in correct directory (in your case together with JSP document)

yes, I have rechecked. . Both files are in same directory.

here is css file

root { 
    display: block;
    font-size: 14px;
  font-style: italic;
  font-weight: normal;
  font-variant: normal;
  color: navy;
  background-color: #ccffcc;
  background-attachment: none;
  font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',times,serif;
          <LINK href="style1.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
        <title>JSP Page</title>
         <h2>Hello World!</h2>


Just did little bit of search on internet and seems to me there is more trouble with use of the root then you want to go through. Just replace it with html or html,body

Hi Peter.. This problem is solved as I made following changes in jsp

            Welcome... To this style1.       

Thanks a lot for ur help.

you can add the following things inside the <head> tag

<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">
<title> Home </title>
<link HREF="../theme/screens.css" REL="stylesheet" TYPE="text/css" >
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