Hi folks. I downloaded JSF 1.1 from java site. I copied an example to the webapp dir of tomcat, but when starting tomcat I got a very very long stack of exceptions (about 30 seconds of printing these exceptions) then tomcat works fine! I have read the documentation and I have nothing wrong. I am using J2SE 1.4 , tomcat 4.1.27 why I got these exceptions ?
A wild guess for the problem, as u tol u r using tomcat 4.1.27 that is compatible with j2ee 1.3 so all the jar files u were having in the lib folder pertains to this version of implementation. On the flip side of it jar files included in JSF1.1 corresponds to j2ee V1.4, there may be chances of some clashes with the version of files used. Its better u shift to tomcat 5.*, this may solve ur problem.
As others have pointed out, going to Tomcat 5 should solve your problems. However, if you ultimately require Tomcat 4 I think you can make it work with the right configuration. I don't have a lot of experience with this, but recommend you peruse the Sun JSF Forum. I'm fairly confident it has been discussed there and you can do a search and find your answer.