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Servlet not running in eclipse

thejwal pavithran
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Joined: Feb 11, 2012
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Hi,

I just started basic servlet programming. i am using tomcat and eclipse indigo.

I have created a dynamic web project and added a new servlet with name NewServlet to the project and copied the servlet-api.jar to the lib in the WEB-INF folder. and created a an html file named c.html in the WEB-INF folder. I have edited the web.xml and made the welcome file value c.html. now when i run using run on server option, the c.html file is not getting displayed the url is http://localhost:8080/p3/NewServlet. what might be the mistake?


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Ulf Dittmer
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and created a an html file named c.html in the WEB-INF folder.

That's your problem - nothing that is inside WEB-INF will ever be served to the client directly. You need to move the file one directory level up (which is the root of web app's directory hierarchy).
thejwal pavithran
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Sorry my mistake. It is inside the folder called web content. which now has META-INF,WEB-INF and NewFile.html
Ulf Dittmer
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Some more points:
and added a new servlet with name NewServlet to the project

http://localhost:8080/p3/NewServlet looks like it should run this servlet. The URL for having the welcome file served would be http://localhost:8080/p3/ (assuming that "p3" is somehow the name of the web app, which I have no idea about how that works in Eclipse).

and copied the servlet-api.jar to the lib in the WEB-INF folder

You should not do that. The Servlet API jar files are part of the servlet container; they must not be part of the web app as well.
 
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