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JSP Include Error

Dennis Hopfer
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Joined: Dec 02, 2010
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I get:

when I try to include index_top.jsp like so:

The server seems to insist on prepending an extra / into the relative file path. Same issue even if I try to run the thing with an absolute link. Must be a server config issue right?

Server is running Tomcat 5.5 on some flavor of Linux.

I have tried the <jsp:include> directive but the result is the same.

Bear Bibeault
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Relative file paths are death in a web application. Use a path starting at the web root.

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Dennis Hopfer
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Joined: Dec 02, 2010
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Seems much less to do with relative/absolute URLs than it does with a configuration bug; as noted absolute references do not work either.
I agree. Here's the link:
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