There are a lot of typographical errors in your post, so it's hard to tell what is a typo and what is an actual mistake. However, I noticed that you said you placed your struct.xml file in the WEB-INF directory. I have two comments:
1. The file should be named struts.xml (I expect that was just a typo);
2. The file should be accessible on the application's classpath. A simple way to achieve this is to place it in the WEB-INF/classes directory.