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From "Brad Taylor" <>
Subject RE: How do I make my servlet the welcome page - resolved
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2004 20:05:49 GMT
After trying both suggestions (moving welcome file list to end of
web.xml and adding the 2.4 schema to the web tag), it still did not
work.  I tried changing the web.xml in the tomcat\conf directory, it
still did not work.  I removed index.html from my directory and it
started displaying the directory.  Finally I had the idea of creating an
empty file called (same name as my welcome file) and things
started to work.  I then reset everything back to how it started,
welcome-file-list at top of web.xml & not 2.4 schema, and it still

So in a nutshell in order for welcome page mechanism to server up a
servlet, a file must exist in the directory, even thou it is never used.
I don't know enough about security to comment on Jonathans concern.

Thanx for y'alls help, I appreciate it.


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