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HTTP Status 404

saheed omotola

Joined: Jun 26, 2011
Posts: 4
i saved the following program inside the classes subdirectory under WEB-INF and the web.xml was saved inside the WEB-INF. I THEREAFTER tryied to RUN the servlet application by typing http://localhost:8080/myApp/servlet/TestingServlet

HERE is my program

the web.xml is as follow:

All i get for this is HTTP STATUS 404

i also typed "http://localhost:8080/testservlet" inside my browser and what i get is "HTTP Status 404 - /testservlet"

please help me out i am very new in web programming.

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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It doesn't look like your deployment descriptor has any servlet mappings. Unmapped servlets cannot be invoked.

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Abhishek Ralhan
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Joined: Aug 01, 2010
Posts: 40

You need to put
<servlet-mapping> tags with each of your servlet in your web.xml file. Google for a sample web.xml file. Or it would be best, if you follow any of the startup tutorials available on 'jsp-servlets'.

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