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From Francis GALIEGUE <>
Subject Re: Static files not being displayed
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:14:03 GMT
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 21:08, André Warnier <> wrote:
> Rajkumar Singh wrote:
>> Hello guys,
>> I am using tomcat version 6.0.29. The tomcat is deployed on the OS Linux.
>> I created a war file named ROOT.war and dropped it under the tomcat
>> "webapps" folder. The WAR consists of JSP, JAR, XML and static files like
>> images, javascript and CSS.
>> The tomcat expanded the WAR file properly and I was able to get to the
>> dynamic files of my application through the URL. However what I noticed was
>> that all the static files are not fetched from the server. I get 404 error
>> in my firebug (Using firefox as my browser).
>> And the dynamic files are shown correctly, no problem with that. Even my
>> application is making the database call and making right transaction with it
>> Can someone please help me in resolving the issue? Is there any
>> configuration that needs to be done on the tomcat server. To let you all
>> know, this is the first time I am working on the tomcat 6 version.
> To my knowledge, there is nothing "special" in terms of configuration
> required to allow Tomcat to serve static files, if they are in the right
> place.
> (Of course, this applies to a "standard" Tomcat downloaded from
>; things may be different for pre-packaged Tomcat's from
> other sources).
> To get more help, you will need to provide some additional information.
> Since you are using firebug, you should be able to see which exact URL the
> browser requests for one of these static elements.
> Give us an example, and also tell us the path of this same element on disk.
> What may also help is the content of the ./WEB-INF/web.xml file of your
> application, and the ./META-INF/context.xml if there is one (all comments
> and passwords removed).
> And also tell us where you got your Tomcat from, and where you find Tomcat's
> "server.xml" file.

I'd say, first, configure an AccessLogValve and give the output of it.
Tomcat definitely cannot find the requested files and there has to be
a reason for it.

Francis Galiegue
Ingénieur système
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