I'm new to struts and I want to create a new servlet which will print jsp pages into PDF format. My question is, do i have to put the servlet code in /lib directory or can I just place it in the source directory?
posted 9 years ago
As long as you declare the servlet in your web.xml file, the class files can be anywhere in your class path. That means they could either be in a jar file in the WEB-INF/lib directory, or they could be in WEB-INF/classes along with all your other classes.
Something you might want to consider would be to put this functionality in a Struts Action rather than a servlet. An Action can do pretty much anything a servlet can do, and using Actions rather than Servlets in a Struts application is a more consistent architectural choice.