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trying to get a simple bean example to work using Tomcat and jsp

Ray Smilgius
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Here is the code for the jsp:
<jsp:useBean class="linebean" id="bean0" scope="page" />
<title>Access JavaBean Methods</title>
Welcome to my Web page
<%= bean0.stars(30) %>

/////////////////////here is the code for the bean
public class linebean
public String stars(int x)
String text = "<br>";
for(int i =0;i<x;i++)
text = text + "*";
return text + "<br>";

public String doubleLine(int x)
String text = "<br>";
for (int i=0;i<x;i++)
text = text + "=";
return text + "<br>";
////It is in the C:\jakarta-tomcat-4.0\webapps\examples\WEB-INF\classes where I put all my servlet classes to run
I am getting the error linebean not found in my JSP a servlet exception
also does a bean have to be in a package???mine is not.
Thanks Ray Smilgius
[This message has been edited by Ray Smilgius (edited November 16, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by Ray Smilgius (edited November 16, 2001).]

Nair Anoop
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Looks like you have spelt "linebean" differently in the useBean tag andthe class name.
Ray Smilgius
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I corrected this, but I still have the same problem with not finding the class
Thanks Ray
Jim Yingst

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This is probably a better fit for our new Tomcat forum, so I'm moving it there in hopes you will get more reponses.

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Sagar Bilgi
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I was just trying to see if I got the same error that you are getting and yes I do. It seems that the compiled servlet is by default put in the package org.apache.jsp; and it looks for the linebean in that package. Could that be the problem? when you look at the servlet in C:\tomcat\work\localhost\project ( my work is done in a project directory hence the project in the URL)
Also a couple of other questions in addition to the ones above. If you write a jsp and put it in some directory under webapps..where should the class files that the jsp uses reside..should they be under WEB-INF/classes or should they be in the root of the directory under webapps in my case webapps\project.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Ray Smilgius
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under FortKnox I have my jsp's like index.jsp etc...
I am posting another problem with finding the servlet see my above post then I will try to resolve the linebean issue.
baby steps we go....
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Donald Nunn
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Hello, Ray. I'm having the same problem. I installed Tomcat 4.0 and for some reason it can't find the class file. The first statement is what is creating the problem and the source file compiled properly.
<jsp:useBean id="orderedFruit" class="Fruit" /> This one!
<jsp:setProperty name="orderedFruit" property="fruitName" value="Mango" />
<jsp:setProperty name="orderedFruit" property="color" value="Orange" />
<jsp:setProperty name="orderedFruit" property="price" value="5.95" />
<jsp:setProperty name="orderedFruit" property="quantityInPounds" param="quantity" />
<h1>Your Fruit Order</h1>
Fruit: <jsp:getProperty name="orderedFruit" property="fruitName"/><br>
Color: <jsp:getProperty name="orderedFruit" property="color" /><br>
Price: $<jsp:getProperty name="orderedFruit" property="price" /><br>
Quantity: <jsp:getProperty name="orderedFruit" property="quantityInPounds" /><br>
Total: $<%=orderedFruit.getPrice()*orderedFruit.getQuantityInPounds() %>
<a href="FruitOrder.html">Return to order form to adjust quantity</a>

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Mike Curwen
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Is the Fruit class part of a package?

I'm also closing this, as I see you've started a new topic.
[This message has been edited by Mike Curwen (edited November 28, 2001).]
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