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welcome-file in Tomcat 5.0

Thomas Bauer

Joined: Jan 25, 2005
Posts: 6

I use Tomcat 4.1.30 but want to change to Tomcat 5.0.
I deployed my webapp on it and everything works fine (if I type in the url manually) except the welcome page.
I use:

in my web.xml
The file jsp/Index.jsp creates a frameset that refers to pages relative to the directory "jsp/", so e.g.

The file "Client_Banner.html" is in directory "jsp/" and can be accessed by "jsp/Client_Banner.html", but as the Index.jsp is also in the dir "jsp" the path should be correct (and it works in Tomcat 4.1).
So what do I need to tell Tomcat that this works?


Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 5139

and what is the result:
- one page with text "page can't be found"
- one page with frames and each frame has text "page can't be found"

SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Thomas Bauer

Joined: Jan 25, 2005
Posts: 6
A page with frames and each frame cannot be found.
So the jsp/Index.jsp is evaluated and loaded but somehow the base folder for relative urls is still / instead of jsp/ (as Index.jsp is in jsp/)

I have "solved" the problem using a plain index.html with autoreload to jsp/Index.jsp now :-/

But what am I doing wrong with previous setup?
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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