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From "Aleksander Grzebyta" <>
Subject Odp: Setting up new WEBAPP
Date Wed, 10 May 2000 11:22:57 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: Armin Schloesser <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 12:47 PM
Subject: Setting up new WEBAPP

> Now I tried to startup my own web-application from scratch.
> Following the guidelines in the Application Developers Guide I searched
> the mentioned "sample directory contains a complete, byt very simple ..."
> but did not manage to find it.
> Adapting the tomcat build.xml file to my needs is to complicated for me
> cause I'm not an XML, or ant specialist.

The build.xml has nothing to do with deploying a web app.
BTW, to write XML file you do not need to know anything about XML processing
etc, it's just a piece of formated and structurized info. You need to know
its grammar.

> Is there anyone outside that could give me a really simple sample
> appliaction layout (directory structre, build.xml, WEB-INF/web.xml)
> I can start with.

the simplest is


someone said that even web.xml is not a must
where you have no servlet or jsp
read the Servlet 2.2 specification ( about 1 h lecture )

sincerely Olek

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