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From Michael Smith <msm...@xn.com.au>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.1.12 and Servlet Access 404 Errors: BUG?
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2002 02:26:45 GMT
micael wrote:
> 
> I cannot access a webapp with the normal
> http://localhost:8080/myapp/servlet/mydirectory.MyServlet with Tomcat
> 4.1.12.  (Also, the embedded Tomcat 4.1.12 in JBoss 3.0.3 runs fine except
> that it won't access the examples servlets.)  The error shown is a 404 "The
> requested resource (/myapp/servlet/mydirectory.MyServlet) is not
> available.".  The same thing runs fine with Tomcat 4.1.0., both with and
> without JBoss.  Is this a BUG in Tomcat 4.1.12, or are there new
> constraints on reaching servlets from outside the container in 4.1.12?
> 

For security reasons (see the release notes for details), the invoker
servlet is disabled by default now. This servlet is what makes
/webapp/servlet/... paths invoke the given servlet. It's recommended
that you give explicit servlet definitions and mappings in the webapps's
web.xml instead.

Michael

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