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javax.servlet.* - cannot be resolved

Matt Holloway
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Joined: Oct 16, 2003
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I've read a few of the posts in this forum, but I'm still left a bit confused. I recently downloaded the J2EE SDK (with Sun Application Server Platform Edition 8). When I try to reference any of the servlet libraries, I get errors that they cannot be resolved.

Some of the posts here refer to JSDK, but according to what I can find on the Sun Java site, this (and many others) are bundled in the J2EE 1.4 SDK. I've done a search for servlet.jar, it does not appear in my Sun folder (or any folders within). Am I missing something basic here?

I have downloaded the JWSDP (Java Web Services Development Pack)as well, but no servlet.jar exists in it.

Previously, I have only done J2SE development, but I'm now trying to develop a web application with JSP and Servlets... any help with getting this environment working would be appreciated.

Bear Bibeault
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Install Tomcat; preferably 5. It will contain all that you need; including docs.

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Matt Holloway
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Joined: Oct 16, 2003
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Thanks, I actually already have Tomcat 5.0 installed (it is what I'm using as a web server), but there seems to be no servlet.jar in the Tomcat install. I performed a search of my entire hard disk.
Rajan Chinna
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Joined: Jul 01, 2004
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You will find servlet-api.jar in Tomcat lib folder.
Himanshu Bisht
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
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Check tomcat again.u will get it there for sure.
if still u have problem then u can search servlet.jar in google.
Matt Holloway
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Got it now... thanks. Question though... does anybody know the default administrator userid and password for tomcat (5.0.29)?
Matt Holloway
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Okay, I figured the Tomcat out. I had to go into tomcat-users.xml and add an admin user with the roles admin and manager (in case anybody needs to know).

I'm considering this a done deal now. Thanks.
Ramakrishnan Ponmudi
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Joined: Apr 20, 2004
Posts: 72
hai take this tip,
just include
in ur classpath (environment variables)
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