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Servlet: "action" failed to preload on startup in Web application: "XXXX"

Andy Anathan

Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1
Hi All,

I'm trying to deploy a sample STRUTS demo app that I've created. While I start weblogic8.1 I get the following error.

<May 4, 2005 10:07:33 AM EDT> <Error> <HTTP> <BEA-101216> <Servlet: "action" fai
led to preload on startup in Web application: "StrutsDemo".
javax.servlet.UnavailableException: Parsing error processing resource path
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.handleConfigException(ActionSe
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.parseModuleConfigFile(ActionSe
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.initModuleConfig(ActionServlet
at org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet.init(
at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl$
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.createServlet(ServletStubIm
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.createInstances(ServletStub
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.prepareServlet(ServletStubI
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadServlet(WebAppS
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadServlets(WebApp
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadResources(WebAp
at weblogic.servlet.internal.HttpServer.preloadResources(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebService.preloadResources(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletInitService.resume(ServletInitServic
at weblogic.t3.srvr.SubsystemManager.resume(
at weblogic.t3.srvr.T3Srvr.resume(
at weblogic.Server.main(

I've spent enough time trying to figure out this issue. Any help is highly appreciated.

here's my web.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE web-app PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN" "">


Thanks in advance for any help
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

You'd probably have better luck with this one in the struts forum.

It looks like a parse error occured while reading a Struts specific config file.

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Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Moving to the Struts Forum. This forum is for Servlets questions only, we have a better forum for you to answer this questions in the Struts forum.

Good Luck


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