This week's book giveaway is in the Other Open Source APIs forum. We're giving away four copies of Storm Applied and have Sean Allen, Peter Pathirana & Matthew Jankowski on-line! See this thread for details.
Tomcat, when starting up, will recognize any directory under webapps as a web application if: 1. There is a WEB-INF subdirectory (must be upper case) 2. The WEB-INF directory has a web.xml file in the right format (which can be minimal but must be there)
See the web.xml file under webapps/examples for inspiration. You can get the definitive information on web.xml from this Sun site - be sure you get the API version that matches the Tomcat you are using. Bill