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problem with webapp directory structure

Bruce Riches
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Joined: Apr 24, 2006
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I'm running TC 6.0.13 and have deployed a webapp to a std directory structure ie;
/contextroot/WEB-INF/classes
WEB-INF/lib
WEB-INF/pages
WEB-INF/css
WEB-INF/js
/index.jsp

In my JSP I have a tag like <SCRIPT type="text/javascript" src="js/runner.js" ></SCRIPT>
Similarly I have a another tag like <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/styles.css">

In both cases the external script file and the style sheet are not found. Of course if I make these things 'inline' there's no problem. I have tried referencing these files like WEB-INF/js/runner.js, /WEB-INF/js/runner.js, /js/runner.js and the files are still not found.
Any ideas appreciated...
Bear Bibeault
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The server will not directly serve anything that under WEB-INF, so you can't put anything that's directly addressed there. This means that stylesheets, script file and images should not be placed under WEB-INF.

Since this is not anything that's Tomcat specific, it's been moved to a more general forum.


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Bear Bibeault
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You will also find that you encounter fewer problems if you ditch the page-relative addressing in favor of server-relative addressing.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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