I am new to web service. I tried to create sample project as given in Using SOAP with Tomcat. After deployed the war to Tomcat with relevant jar files(soap.jar,mail.jar,activation.jar and xerces.jar) added to Tomcat lib and app lib, when I try to launch the site with http://localhost:8080/soap, I am getting 404 response. Can anyone please tell why am I getting 404. But in the tutorial, they are getting the below screen when they use the same URL.
The example is 10 years old. I strongly suggest that you try something more recent.
There are a lot of examples on NetBeans.org, in the web service trail: http://netbeans.org/kb/trails/web.html Most of the examples are deployed to GlassFish, but if you have a web service that does not use EJB, then it can be deployed to a Tomcat instance on which you have installed Metro.
For download of Metro and instructions on how to install it in Tomcat, see: http://metro.java.net/2.1.1/ Best wishes!