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trouble with an example servlet

dinesh prasad

Joined: Jun 03, 2003
Posts: 27
I'm installing a sample application from a book. I'm using Sun one Studio with Tomcat 4.1. I have a class file representing the servlet and a properties file. I'm putting the class file under /tomcat-home/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes. My book (written for tomcat 3.1) says to put the properties file in the root of the file system. I take that to mean webapps, root and tried WEB-INF. I get a 404 error.
Thanks for the help!
Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
Posts: 3695

You are probably running into the fact that since Tomcat 4.1.12, the 'invoker' servlet is off by default.

If your URLs use the /servlet/className method of invoking servlets, then you'll need to enable the invoker servlet in conf/web.xml

Plenty of posts in Apache/Tomcat have more details.
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