This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
yeah the alias is mandatory the alias specified in the web.xml file in WEB-INF dir is used by the container to recoginize the web resource and then initialize it. and anyway you never specify the direct location of your web resource.