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From Kitching Simon <>
Subject RE: Tomcat configuration - help needed urgently
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2000 09:59:29 GMT
The short answer is that, yes, your classes
(all your classes) need to be under yourwebapp/WEB-INF/classes,
or packed into a jar and put under yourwebapp/WEB-INF/lib.

Long answer: OK, you *can* put them elsewhere, and make 
sure the elsewhere is in your CLASSPATH before you start 
tomcat, but there are various disadvantages to this, like no 
servlet auto-reload, and not being compliant with the sun 
servlet specs.

You can then access any servlet class by

This is just the default servlet mapping.
You can set up different URL -> servlet mappings
by defining them in yourwebapp/WEB-INF/web.xml.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Liza Shuliak []
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 25, 2000 5:09 PM
> To:	''
> Subject:	Tomcat configuration - help needed urgently
>  I'm stuck with customizing Tomcat configuration for my needs.
> We checked the Web looking for the explanations, but without any results.
> I succeeded to confiiqurate  Tomcat so, that it takes my html file as
> default when I apply for <http://localhost:8080>
> But the problem is  how I call  to my servlet from this html file ,I get
> always one message "File not found".
>  As I understood from all available information I have to put my servlet -
> class under " "webapp\examples\web-inf\classes\"
> Does it mean that all classes will be always under this directory (I am
> talking about big project)???   
> Is it possible to config Tomcat so it will take my class from another
> directory?
> How  can I do it?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Shouliak Elizaveta
> CorRigent Systems Inc.

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