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servlet compilations

anshu sahai

Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 6
Hello Can Any one help me plz?
I have configured my eclipse,i am able to run the jsp programs through eclipse using tomcat server.
But i am not able to run the servlets.
When i press compile button,its not giving any error,but when i am looking for output ,it says 404 error.

Do i need to write my servlet class and mapping information manually in the web.xml.

I dont know what i am missing.

Plz help me

David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Yes, you need to write them in your web.xml file first.

anshu sahai

Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 6

Do we need to write manually or when we compile the servlets will it automatically takes care of it.

Can you plz expain step by step what i need to do to compile and run servlets.

Jeroen T Wenting
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Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Posts: 1847
you need to explicitly add the servlet to your webapp configuration.
Some IDEs and appservers may offer facilities to do that for you through some dialog box, but often you'll have to manually edit the web.xml yourself.
Any halfway decent tutorial or book will tell you how to do that, you should really read some to get to know what you're doing.

Mouly Kumaraswamy

Joined: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 23
I don't about Eclipse, but WSAD (based on Eclipse 2.1) comes with a graphical editor for web.xml. Use it if Eclipse come with a DD editor.

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Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Personally, I think you're better off learning how to write, compile, deploy, and debug servlets without an IDE when you're starting out.

Since this question is more about 'deploying from within Eclipse' I'll move this to the IDE forum where you're likely to get better help.

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