The extension JST identifies JavaServer Pages. These files are html files that contain additional Java code, a Sun programming language (now Oracle) and / or special predefined instructions. This code is executed on the web server and allows to design dynamic web pages.
The user does not see the actual JST file, but gets sent from the server the generated HTML file, which is then processed and displayed by the browser.
Therein, JST files are similar to asp or php files. The use of JST files requires a JavaServer Pages enabled web server.
A more common extension for JavaServer Pages files is jsp.
Most often resolving problems with opening JST files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support JST files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of JST files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate JST files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Dreamweaver applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Dreamweaver has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening JST files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: