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Head First Servlets program error

Angus Nalder

Joined: Feb 27, 2005
Posts: 2
When trying to test the servlet from page 81 of Head First Servlets, I get the following error from Tomcat:
javax.servlet.ServletException: wrapper cannot find servlet class com.example.web.BeerSelect or a class it depends on.

The web.xml file has
<servlet-name>Ch3 Beer</servlet>
<servlet-name>Ch3 Beer</servlet-name>

The form.html page has "" as the action.
I managed to compile ok after reading a previous thread, and the .class file is in classes/com/example/web/BeerSelect.class but am stuck as to what to try next to get it to work.
Thanks for any suggestions
Angus Nalder

Joined: Feb 27, 2005
Posts: 2
As soon as i posted the message, i went back to look at it and saw my problem.
I had copy and pasted from my development environment into tomcat/webapps and didn't have the classes folder inside WEB-INF.

Thanks for reading though
Jeanne Boyarsky
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surbhi tugnawat

Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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I am new to servlets and I am trying to run one of the examples from HSFJ(page 81). I am getting "Wrapper cannot find servlet class " ....cant figure out why...

please help!
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