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calling index.jsp from servlet

nikil shar
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Joined: May 25, 2008
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hi all,
i have a index.jsp in my WEB-INF directory. how do i call/load this jsp from a servlet ?? have tried the below but the application doesnt seem to be able to find the jsp.

servlet :



so there is a "home" button which is meant to take the user back to the index.jsp page.

thanks in advance.
Bear Bibeault
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You cannot directly address any resource under WEB-INF.

Frequently, all JSPs are placed under WEB-INF so that they cannot be addressed without going through their controllers. If your index.jsp does not have a controller, it cannot be placed under WEB-INF.

Please read this article for information on modern web application structure.


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Amol Nayak
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Joined: Oct 26, 2006
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You may include of forward request to this page from another web component which is directly accessible to the client.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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