This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
i guess you cannot access files from /WEB-INF/styles/* through browser, images, css files, etc are accessed through the browser.
You can take a view (.jsp, etc) from there as they are not directly accessed by the browser, but by the servlet engine. you have to place all publicly access-able files outside, eg. /resources/