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From "Turner, John" <>
Subject RE: Layout/setup for a
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2002 19:43:42 GMT

Yes, you need the servlet defined in web.xml.

For an overview of applications, you might want to check out the Application
Developer's Guide:

You can check out the web.xml file for the Tomcat examples to get an
understanding of how the web.xml file works in relation to servlets.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Martz []
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 2:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: Layout/setup for a
> Hi all, 
> please bear with me as I'm new to the whole web application thing. I
> recently
> downloaded and installed Tomcat 4.1. After reading all the 
> documentation
> I could find, I tried to set it up so that I could run a 
> small web-app, but
> I simply
> cannot seem to get the web page to access the java servlet.
> The details:
> I have created a project directory under the root 
> tomcat/webapps directory.
> Within that directory is an index.html (which I'm able to successfully
> access by http://localhost:8080/myproject/index.html). In the 
> myproject
> directory
> I have created a "WEB-INF" subdirectory, and a "classes" subdirectory
> under that where my servlet.class file resides. I have a web.xml file
> in the WEB-INF directory which is essentially empty (doesn't list
> any servlet classes).
> No matter what link I've tried to put in my index.html to access the 
> servlet.class, it always fails to find it. So my question is, 
> what do I need
> to do to make this work??? Do I need the servlet class defined in the
> web.xml file? If so, how? And if I defined it, what is the 
> relative path
> from
> the index.html that I need to include? Do I need to make some 
> modifications
> to the server.xml file as well? I have been working on this thing
> for well over a day and I just can't seem to make it work (no 
> matter how
> many examples I mimic or documents I read). Help! :)
> Patrick
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