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jothi kiruthika

Joined: Aug 25, 2008
Posts: 1
please sum1 temme watzz wrong in my procedure.my servlet compiles fine n i've put the class file in C:\apache-tomcat-5.5.26\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\classes and when i type the foll in my browser address bar http://localhost:8080/servlet/HelloServlet i get a 404 error.. help me to fix it
Chandan Ghosh

Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Posts: 21
Did you do the servlet configuration in web.xml file? Please check the below..
Put the servlet entry in web.xml and user servlet mapping for your servlet as "/servlet/HelloServlet"


Thanks & Regards,<br />Chandan Ghosh<br />SCJP1.4
David O'Meara

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Soniya Ahuja
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
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Hi, if you've put your servlet class directly under ROOT/WEB-INF/classes, make sure that you have modified web.xml and put in the correct servlet entry. Also, I don't think you need to append servlet after localhost:8080 unless you have mapped it that way.

Please also detail your problem a little so that we could help easily.

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