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Old December 26th, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Default not able to find classfile mapping through web.xml

   I have written a servlet program named ContextServlet that will dislay on the output

out.println("<head><title>Context Servlet</title></head>");

This servlet class file is in

....webapps\ch02app\web-inf\classes\chapter2 directory.

The web.xml file for this is

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1 "?>
<!DOCTYPE web-app
PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN" "http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd">



This web.xml is in web-inf folder. I am trying to execute this servlet by giving the following URL in Netscape7/IE browser

But I am getting the following error message
   HTTP Status 404 - /context
   The requested resource (/context) is not available.

I am using tomcat4 and jdk1.3 on Windows 98.

Is there any CLASSPATH setting required. If so where and what do I set it. Is the web.xml correct. How do I know whether it is getting parsed and if not, is a special parser required?? Each time I have changed web.xml I have bounced the tomcat server. I have added a CLASSPATH for my servlet in autoexec.bat and have restarted my machine. I dont know what else to do. Please advice. Mail to winnithr@yahoo.com

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I have the same trouble.But I think you could try by changing the fold name "web-inf" to "WEB-INF".

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