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servlet compiling errors

chailin fong

Joined: Oct 15, 2007
Posts: 10
I am following an exercise from HFJS and encounter compile errors.

I have two servlet files named and

I create a development like this:
--------------------------model (
--------------------------web (


1) I compiled from command prompt:

c:\myprojects\beerv1> javac -classpath "c:\program files\tomcat 5.0\common\lib\servlet-api.jar:classes: ." -d classes src\com\example\model\

it created BeerExpert.class successfully in c:\myprojects\beerV1\classes\com\example\model

2) When compiled

c:\myprojects\beerv1> javac -classpath "c:\program files\tomcat 5.0\common\lib\servlet-api.jar:classes: ." -d classes src\com\example\web\

I got 11 errors.

The error message indicates, such as:
src\com\example\web\ package com.example.model does not exist"
import com.example.model.*;
src\com\example\web\ package javax.servlet does not exist"
and so on...




package com.example.web;

import com.example.model.*;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class BeerSelect extends HttpServlet
public void doPost(HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response)
throws IOException, ServletException
PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
out.println("Beer Selection Advice <br>");
String c = request.getParameter("color");

/* instantiate the BeerExpert class and call getBrands() */

BeerExpert be = new BeerExpert();
List result = be.getBrands(c);
Iterator it = result.Iterator();
while (it.hasNext()){
out.print("<br>try: " +;




package com.example.model;

import java.util.*;

public class BeerExpert{

public List getBrands(String color){

List brands = new ArrayList();
if (color.equals("amber")){

brands.add("Jack Amber");
brands.add("Red Moose");


brands.add("Jail Pale Ale");
brands.add("Gout Stout");


Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
On Windows, the character that separates classpath entries is not ":", but ";". So the classpath should read

Also make sure it doesn't contain any extra spaces, like the one that you had after "classes:".
I agree. Here's the link:
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