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I have installed Tomcat 4.1.12 on Red Hat Linux 7.2. Starts OK. Runs all the examples. I created the new web application: $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/test ./test/index.jsp ./test/WEB-INF ./test/WEB-INF/web.xml ./test/WEB-INF/classes ./test/WEB-INF/classes/HelloWorld/Example.class I added the <Context> entry in server.xml within the <host></host> tags. index.jsp runs just fine. If I try to execute the servlet from the index.jsp page or by http://localhost:8080/test/servlet/HelloWorldExample I keep getting the HTTP Status error 404: "The requested resource (/servlet/HelloWorldExample) is not available." I'm at wit's end. Can somone help? Thanks, Phil
As a security risk, the "/servlet/" technique of invoking servlets has been deprecated. It's better if you set up a servlet declaration + URL mapping in the web.xml file.
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Rene - Thanks for your response. The name of the servlet is "HelloWorldExample.class". I've tried shortening the class name and I still get the same problem. I've also already added the <servlet></servlet> declaration to the web.xml file. Have any other suggestions? Phil Tim - thanks for your response. I understand the security risk of the "/servlet/" technique. I am just trying to get a servlet to execute. Would you have an example of a servlet declaration +URL mapping that I could look at? Phil