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Problem in deploying a servlet

Jignesh Gohel
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Joined: Dec 28, 2004
Posts: 276
Hello ,

I am having an problem in deploying a servlet.
Its like i have created the following directory structure in my tomact's webapps directory:


My is in the package named 'basicServlets'.

Now when i am executing the following URL in the address bar:


the tomcat is displaying an error message that the resource is not available.

But when i am putting the same basicServlets/BasicServlet.class in the


it is getting executed exactly.

So could anybody please tell me what might be the problem with my


directory structure.

Thanking you,


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Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

The servlets-example app uses an invoker servlet.
The global invoker has been disabled in all but the oldest versions of Tomcat.
You can read why here:

Mapping a servlet is very easy.

Try using that as your deployment descriptor (web.xml).

Then access your servlet with the following URL:

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