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Been troubleshooting for 3 days: Servlet doesn't work

Moe Cosby
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Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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I am new to JSP/Servlet scene but I have been in I.T field for good couple of years.
For the end of me - I cannot run HELLO WORLD servlet on Tomcat 7

I been suspecting that its illconfigured web.xml file - hence I have tried many HELLO WORLD servlet and they don't work either

Although builtin example works.

For code + exact error details - lets just say this one is exactly describing my issue but it is not working: http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread186788.html

I can compile it successfully and I can open it through tomcat.

I have tried importing WAR files - doesn't work
Created new files - doesn't work
Copied other people's project - doesn't work


Any help is appreciated.

Note - this is local development environment. A lot of time it is not connected to internet either. Security is not a concern.
binu narayanan
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Joined: Jul 24, 2009
Posts: 56
Hi,

If the address in your browser is some thing like this http://localhost:8084/myservlet. This url would like this if you are using Netbeans IDE.

Then changing the code in your jsp from <FORM action="/myServlet" method="GET"> to

<FORM action="[YOUR PROJECT NAME]/myServlet" method="GET">

will help you call your servlet

Binu Narayanan
Lester Burnham
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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"it doesn't work" is not a helpful problem description - see ItDoesntWorkIsUseless and TellTheDetails.

You could also check out how the examples in the "servlets-examples" web app work that comes with Tomcat.
Moe Cosby
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Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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^ LOL

As I mentioned in my original post (see the link for details of code + error) - My problem is EXACTLY the same.

but my solution is not.

@Binu - I will try that and report back on Monday.
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Prasad Krishnegowda
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Joined: Apr 25, 2010
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In that link, they also tell that the problem is solved.. Can, you please tell the exact details of your problem.. I wonder why can't you tell your problem with your code here, instead of showing us the link.. this also helps to get more responses to your question..
Chetan Natu
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Have you tried by dropping the "/" in the Form action? I think this will work...


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Hebert Coelho
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If you want, in my signature there is a tutorial for hello world with servlet.

It might help you.



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Moe Cosby
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Joined: Dec 10, 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks everyone. Mark this as resolved.

Removed all tomcat(s). Reinstalled tomcat 7. Checked all paths. Recreated all files from scratch in notepad (no copy paste). Working now.


[Although Servlet are more powerful - I prefer Microsoft ASP, you end up spending more time in developing solution than learning / troubleshooting :s ]
 
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