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Old May 26th, 2004, 05:44 AM
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Default package javax.servlet does not exist ...HELP

Im new to servlets.
When I tryed to compile this simple servlet,

import java.io.*;
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class HelloWorld extends HttpServlet {

public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
throws IOException, ServletException
PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
out.println("<title>Hello World!</title>");
out.println("<h1>Hello World!</h1>");

it gave me the error->

Im using
Whats wrong with this..
I went through the web befor submit this,there were plenty of occurences of the same problem but the answers were same as "Check your classpath" for most of the times.

Pls help me on this.
Thanx in advance for any help.
best regs,

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I had this problem as well. The problem can be with your operating environment CLASSPATH. One way to force your classpath is when you use the javac command. Specify your classpath as follows to see if it will work.

javac -classpath
 .:/webserver/jakarta/common/lib/servlet.jar:$CLASSPATH myfile.java

If this works below then you need to check your System Environment CLASSPATH setting.
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If you are using IDE, check the classpath and include the file


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Alternatively, if your compiler allows you to add references, add a refereces to \common\conf\servlet-api.jar and \common\conf\jsp-api.jar

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