That is correct, files under WEB-INF cannot be directly accessed but I am trying is to make my program do that.
I understand what you say. By putting them under WEB-INF I would disallow users from typing the url and accessing the files directly.
But it should it be working if I am doing it programmatically, right ?
In case it should not I dont understand how this statement is working fine for me :
<%@ include file="/WEB-INF/jsp/treeInclude.jsp"%>