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I am jumping in feet-first to server-side Java programming and have been charged with upgrading some servlets on a work project. Two Questions: 1) I have looked over the available texts and tenuously decided on "Core Java Servlets & JSP" by Marty Hall (ISBN 0130893404). Can anyone confirm that this is a worthwhile text? 2) Also, being a complete newbster to servlets, I ran into problems compiling some servlet code that referenced a sun.servlet.http package, specifically the HttpServer class. I am "developing" in JBuilder4 and I did find that this file (ServletServer.java) could be a generated file. However, JB4 can't find the package and I scoured every JAR within a mile to no avail. I am sure I'm missing something elementary that will be cleared up in the first 3 chapters of any servlet book, but would someone entertain the question of where this package can be found? Thanks in advance...... ------------------ Cory Kaos SCJP2 [This message has been edited by Cory Kaos (edited April 18, 2001).]
Cory, The servlet package is an extension to the core java sdk pack. We have to download them extra. There is a servlet.jar file when we download Tomcat. when you install Tomcat in c:\ , you can locate this servlet.jar as C:\jakarta-tomcat\lib\servlet.jar; You have to add this path C:\jakarta-tomcat\lib\servlet.jar; to your classpath. Then onwards you can compile your servlets. You may also have to add tools.jar which can be found from c:\jdk1.2.2\lib\tools.jar; to your classpath. Here is a good set of instructions for installing tomcat! http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000598.html In case if you already have a servlet.jar in your machine add it to your classpath through autoexec.bat. regds maha anna