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javax.servlet not found

Karen Zeller

Joined: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 14

Going through the tutorials and this error seems to have happened to people in the past. I'm trying to compile my first servlet and I get the javax.servlet does not exist error.

I've tried updating my PATH to point to tomcat/lib/jsp-api.jar as well as tomcat/lib/servlet-api.jar.

Short of installing Eclipse is that resource out there somewhere on Tomcat 6?



Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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PATH has nothing whatsoever to do with it. You need to add the jar to the compilation classpath.

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Karen Zeller

Joined: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 14
I just created CLASSPATH and added the two paths to it. Now it compiles.
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