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From Mike Braden <>
Subject RE: simple servlet setup question
Date Wed, 28 Feb 2001 21:50:50 GMT
Try this:

>The html file is in the jakarta-tomcat\webapps\extranet
>directory, and the ExtranetServlet.class file is in the
>jakarta-tomcat\webapps\extranet\classes directory,


The default for a webapps is that servlet classes are placed
and are called by servlet/myServlet or

Remember to leave off the slash on the end.

Mike Braden

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Hall []
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 4:35 PM
Subject: simple servlet setup question

Hello -
I just installed Tomcat and am trying to set up a really
simple example using a servlet to process input from an
html form, but for some reason the servlet isn't being
found.  I specify which servlet the form is submitted to
in the html file with this line:

<form name="LoginExtranet" method="POST" action="ExtranetServlet">

The html file is in the jakarta-tomcat\webapps\extranet
directory, and the ExtranetServlet.class file is in the
jakarta-tomcat\webapps\extranet\classes directory, but
for some reason I get "404 file not found" instead.  Any
suggestions on where I should put the servlet so that it
is seen?

Also, I have System.out.println() calls in the init() method
of the servlet.  Where should this be output?  to the ms-dos
command prompt window or to one of the logs?  I don't see it
anywhere and init() should be invoked when tomcat is start,

Thanks so much for any help
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