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servlets and new web directory

david allen
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Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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Hi all,
I have the servlets in the examples folder that comes with tomcat running fine.
I have created a new directory under webapps called site1. I have added a WEB-INF directory and a directory called classes. I have added a very simple servlet called HelloWorld to site1/WEB-INF/classes.
After restarting tomcat i goto the following url
It generates a 404 error.
However if i put the same servlet in the examples/WEB-INF/classes folder and access it using its URL it works fine.
I think it may have something to do with the web.xml file. Do I have to update that with the details of my servlet and if so how?
Regards david
david allen
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Joined: Sep 27, 2002
Posts: 185
i have it working now
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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