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Servlet class file installation

Gautam Sathe
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Joined: May 24, 2001
Posts: 18
I have downloaded Servlets class file (servlet-2_3-pfd2-class.zip) and docs (servlet-2_3-pfd2-docs.zip) from (http://java.sun.com/).
I already have JDK 1.3 installed in my system. How can I associate the above files with JDK 1.3 so that I can compile and run servlet programs.
Is there any thing else I need to download to run servlet.
Thanks in advance.
Gautam.
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William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Since servlets are a "Standard extension" the compiler will find servlets.jar in the
JAVA_HOME\jre\lib\ext
directory.
You will also need a servlet engine - servlets have to run in the context of a web server. Sun's preferred servlet engine is Tomcat. Download from: http://jakarta.apache.org/
Assuming you want to work with the 2.3 servlet API (currently the absolute latest) you will have to download Tomcat 4 - although still in beta it seems to work fine.
Important: Download the servlet 2.3 API specifications from java.sun.com and study how web applications are defined and how to use web.xml to control servlets.
Bill

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