This week's giveaway is in the Spring forum.
We're giving away four copies of REST with Spring (video course) and have Eugen Paraschiv on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Servlets and the fly likes tomcat won't run my servlet Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of REST with Spring (video course) this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Servlets
Bookmark "tomcat won Watch "tomcat won New topic

tomcat won't run my servlet

Michael Schneider

Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 1
I'm setting up tomcat for the first time, and I've gotten sample HTML and JSP files to load by placing them in the tomcat_home\webapps\ROOT directory and going to http://localhost/Hello.html and Hello.jsp.
However, when I create a classes subdirectory off of tomcat_home\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\ and place a servlet class file there, going to http://localhost/serlvet/HelloServlet doesn't work.
The servlet compiles fine, so my CLASSPATH is working, but nothing happens when I try to load that page.
Any ideas as to what might cause this?

Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 8
Sounds like things have been done right so far. If it's small, perhaps you could post your code? Maybe do a simple Hello World servlet to see if that works.
Rene Larsen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 12, 2001
Posts: 1179

Did you set up your Servlet in web.xml?

Regards, Rene Larsen
Dropbox Invite
kablan jean

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 3
check yo see if you hava a servel jar file in your jdk. I remember having the same problem. Find a sevlet.jar file wherever you can find it and put it in jdk... mine is C:\jdk1.3.1\jre\lib\ext\servlet.jar. Don't also forget to update your classpath.
good luck!
Bosun Bello
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Posts: 1510
Kablan, it would not even compile if servlet.jar was not in the right place.
Try specifying the port number as in... http://localhost:8080/serlvet/HelloServlet

So much trouble in the world -- Bob Marley
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: tomcat won't run my servlet
It's not a secret anymore!