Thanks for the reply Matt. I placed my bean in "c:\tomcat\webapps\examples\WEB-INF\classes" and the error i get is: Error: 500 Location: /examples/jsp/test/bean1.jsp Internal Servlet Error: org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to load class rayexamples.bean1 at org.apache.jasper.compiler.BeanRepository.getBeanType(BeanRepository.java:18 3) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.GetPropertyGenerator.generate(GetPropertyGenerato r.java:99) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener$GeneratorWrapper.generate(J spParseEventListener.java:773) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener.generateAll(JspParseEventLi stener.java:220) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener.endPageProcessing(JspParseE ventListener.java:175) at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:183) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.doLoadJSP(JspServlet.java:462) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader12.loadJSP(JasperLoader12.java:146) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.loadJSP(JspServlet.java:433) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet$JspServletWrapper.loadIfNecessary(JspSe rvlet.java:152) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet$JspServletWrapper.service(JspServlet.ja va:164) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:318) at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:391) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853) at org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.doService(ServletWrapper.java:404) at org.apache.tomcat.core.Handler.service(Handler.java:286) at org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.service(ServletWrapper.java:372) at org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.internalService(ContextManager.java:79 7) at org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.service(ContextManager.java:743) at org.apache.tomcat.service.connector.Ajp12ConnectionHandler.processConnection (Ajp12ConnectionHandler.java:166) at org.apache.tomcat.service.TcpWorkerThread.runIt(PoolTcpEndpoint.java:416) at org.apache.tomcat.util.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:498) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:484) Thanks - jeremy -----Original Message----- From: Matt Goss [mailto:mgoss@rtci.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 2:20 PM To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org Subject: Re: Help getting beans working Try putting your beans in WEB-INF/classes folder instead. :) Matt "Uronis, Jeremy" wrote: > > hiya- > > i have a simple jsp which includes a bean. the file "bean1.jsp" is > located in "C:\tomcat\webapps\examples\jsp\test\bean1.jsp" > i did this following the faq on beans and jsp's. > > "To use the default, put all your JSP source under /examples/jsp, either > in the same directory or under a new subdirectory of /examples/jsp (as > done in the included examples)." > > here is my jsp > > > > > > STEP-1 Use the bean's default property "World"
> Hello there, <%= myBean.getName() %>
> Hi there,
> Howdy, <%= myBean.makeMeBig() %>

> STEP-2 Set the name property to "Sam", using jsp:setProperty > value="Sam"
> > STEP-3 Use the bean's new property "Sam"
> Hello there, <%= myBean.getName() %>
> Hi there,
> Howdy, <%=myBean.makeMeBig() %>

> STEP-4 Set the name property to "Bernie", using setName() > value= "Bernie"
> <% myBean.setName("Bernie");%> > STEP-5 Use the bean's new property"Bernie"
> Hello there, <%=myBean.getName() %>
> Hi there,
> Howdy, <%= myBean.makeMeBig()%>

> STEP-6 Set the name property from the query string using jsp:setProperty > param="name"
> > STEP-7 Use the bean's new property from the URL
> Hello there, <%= myBean.getName() %>
> Hi there,
> Howdy, <%= myBean.makeMeBig() %>

> > > > now the faq says this on beans: > > Put all your beans (class files) under > /examples/WEB-INF/jsp/beans appropriately (as done for the included > beans). The startserver script will automatically add these classes to > the CLASSPATH at runtime. > > here is my bean > > package rayexamples ; > import java.io.Serializable ; > public class bean1 implements Serializable{ > > String name ; > /* The JavaBean's empty constructor */ > public bean1(){ > name = "World" ; > } > > /* THE SETTER METHOD - property returned to the JSP setProperty()*/ > public void setName(String name){ > this.name = name; > } > > /* THE GETTER METHOD - property is set by the JSP setProperty(). > If nothing is entered in the JSP, then name = World. > Otherwise, name is set to the name passed here from the JSP. */ > public String getName(){ > return name; > } > > /* THIS IS AN EXPOSED METHOD. It appends the word Big to the > beginning of the name string. This > kind of method may be used for enforcing business rules, formatting > the output, etc. */ > public String makeMeBig(){ > name = "Big " + name ; > return name ; > } > } > > i put my bean1.class here in > "C:\tomcat\webapps\examples\WEB-INF\jsp\beans\test\bean1.jsp." > however, by looking at the other exmaples, their class files seem to be here > "C:\tomcat\webapps\examples\WEB-INF\classes\EXAMPLE_FOLDER". so, i tried > placing "bean1.clas" > in "C:\tomcat\webapps\examples\WEB-INF\classes\test\bean1.class" as well, > with no luck. > > the error i get follows: > > Error: 500 > Location: /examples/jsp/test/bean1.jsp > Internal Servlet Error: > > org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to load class rayexamples.bean1 > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.BeanRepository.getBeanType(BeanRepository.java:18 > 3) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.GetPropertyGenerator.generate(GetPropertyGenerato > r.java:99) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener$GeneratorWrapper.generate(J > spParseEventListener.java:773) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener.generateAll(JspParseEventLi > stener.java:220) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener.endPageProcessing(JspParseE > ventListener.java:175) > at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:183) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.doLoadJSP(JspServlet.java:462) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader12.loadJSP(JasperLoader12.java:146) > at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.loadJSP(JspServlet.java:433) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet$JspServletWrapper.loadIfNecessary(JspSe > rvlet.java:152) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet$JspServletWrapper.service(JspServlet.ja > va:164) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:318) > at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:391) > at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.doService(ServletWrapper.java:404) > at org.apache.tomcat.core.Handler.service(Handler.java:286) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.service(ServletWrapper.java:372) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.internalService(ContextManager.java:79 > 7) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.service(ContextManager.java:743) > at > org.apache.tomcat.service.connector.Ajp12ConnectionHandler.processConnection > (Ajp12ConnectionHandler.java:166) > at > org.apache.tomcat.service.TcpWorkerThread.runIt(PoolTcpEndpoint.java:416) > at > org.apache.tomcat.util.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:498) > at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:484) > > Root cause: > java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Unable to load class rayexamples.bean1 > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader.findClass(JasperLoader.java:223) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader.loadClass(JasperLoader.java:147) > at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:253) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.BeanRepository.getBeanType(BeanRepository.java:18 > 1) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.GetPropertyGenerator.generate(GetPropertyGenerato > r.java:99) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener$GeneratorWrapper.generate(J > spParseEventListener.java:773) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener.generateAll(JspParseEventLi > stener.java:220) > at > org.apache.jasper.compiler.JspParseEventListener.endPageProcessing(JspParseE > ventListener.java:175) > at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:183) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.doLoadJSP(JspServlet.java:462) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JasperLoader12.loadJSP(JasperLoader12.java:146) > at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.loadJSP(JspServlet.java:433) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet$JspServletWrapper.loadIfNecessary(JspSe > rvlet.java:152) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet$JspServletWrapper.service(JspServlet.ja > va:164) > at > org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:318) > at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:391) > at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.doService(ServletWrapper.java:404) > at org.apache.tomcat.core.Handler.service(Handler.java:286) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.service(ServletWrapper.java:372) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.internalService(ContextManager.java:79 > 7) > at > org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.service(ContextManager.java:743) > at > org.apache.tomcat.service.connector.Ajp12ConnectionHandler.processConnection > (Ajp12ConnectionHandler.java:166) > at > org.apache.tomcat.service.TcpWorkerThread.runIt(PoolTcpEndpoint.java:416) > at > org.apache.tomcat.util.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:498) > at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:484) > > any help would be great. > thanks - jeremy