Sorry, but creating an action mapping with a path of "/" isn't going to work.
In order to provide a "welcome" file for your application, you must rely on the standard method of specifying a file in the <welcome-file-list> stanza of your web.xml file. Unfortunately, it's not possible to specify an action in this list. Example:
However, if you wish to go immediately to a Struts action, your index.jsp file could consist of only the following lines:
Then provide an action such as:
[ April 05, 2008: Message edited by: Merrill Higginson ]
Thank you for your informative answers. For the time I keep it simple and keep serving root context from apache httpd and not tomcat until I understand the configurations and mod_jk completely. The rest is Struts 1.3.9 built with Netbeans.