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Unable to run a servlet from browser - 404 error

SJ Rao

Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 25
I have written a simple servlet program called & the contents are
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;
public class Test1 extends HttpServlet
public void doGet(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) throws ServletException, IOException
PrintWriter out = res.getWriter();
out.println("Hello world");
I am using weblogic 8.1 & have compiled & saved the class file in "C:\bea\user_projects\applications\mydomain\DefaultWebApp\WEB-INF\classes\TestProject\Test1.class".
My web.xml is as follows :-
The path of web.xml is "C:\bea\user_projects\applications\mydomain\DefaultWebApp\WEB-INF\web.xml"
When i run the servlet in the browser giving the path "http://localhost:7001/Test1" or any other combination, it is giving me 404 error.
Can someone pl. tell me where am going wrong ? Its very urgent.
Andres Gonzalez
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 1561
have you tried:
<a href="http://localhost:7001/<b rel="nofollow">TestProject</b>/Test1" target="_blank">http://localhost:7001/TestProject/Test1

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SJ Rao

Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 25
Yes i did, but it is not working.
I have set the environment variable to "set classpath=%CLASSPATH%.;C:\bea\weblogic81\server\lib\weblogic.jar;"
After that, when i ran the servlet from the browser I am getting the error 500 - Internal server error.
Following is the error :-
javax.servlet.ServletException: [HTTP:101250][ServletContext(id=24724628,name=DefaultWebApp,context-path=)]: Servlet class TestProject.Test1 for servlet Test1 could not be loaded because a class on which it depends was not found in the classpath
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: TestProject/Test1 (wrong name: Test1).
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.prepareServlet(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.getServlet(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.invokeServlet(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.invokeServlet(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.invokeServlet(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.execute(
at weblogic.kernel.ExecuteThread.execute(

Now atleast it is recognising the path, but donno if there is something very basic am missing
SJ Rao

Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 25
oh - i got it
I was doing a very silly mistake of not putting my code in package, due to which the server didnt know where to pick up the class file from...
I agree. Here's the link:
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