This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
With a WAR you are creating a new webapplication. /ROOT is already a web application for "/" so you can dump html and jsp files in directly. If you want a servlet to run under /ROOT, you will have to modify the web.xml in /ROOT/WEB-INF. Bill