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problem in creating tag library

Krishna Acharya
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Joined: Jun 05, 2007
Posts: 34
I am creating Hello World program of custom Tag. for this, I have developed following files:
1. Tag Handler:

package coreservlets.tags;
import javax.servlet.jsp.*;
import javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.*;

public class HelloTag extends TagSupport {

public int doStartTag() {
try {
JspWriter out = pageContext.getOut();
out.print("Custom tag example " +
} catch(IOException ioe) {
System.out.println("Error in ExampleTag: " + ioe);

2. Tag Library Descriptor:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<taglib version="2.0" xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation=" web-jsptaglibrary_2_0.xsd">
<!-- A validator verifies that the tags are used correctly at JSP
translation time. Validator entries look like this:
<!-- A tag library can register Servlet Context event listeners in
case it needs to react to such events. Listener entries look
like this:

<info>Simplest example: inserts one line of output</info>


3. JSP file:
<%@ taglib tagdir="/WEB-INF/tags/mytld.tld" prefix="mytld" %>

<TITLE>Tag Example</TITLE>

<strong>JSTL Hello World Program </strong>

<H1><mytld:myTag />

Folder structure in tomcat:
| |
| |--tags
| |
| |--HelloTag.class
Problem: requested resource is not available... what is the problem?

Please help me: I am in trouble from long time.

Thanks in advance.
Michael Ku
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Joined: Apr 20, 2002
Posts: 510
The exact error message would be more helpful.

It looks like you do not have the tld under WEB-INF...
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