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web.xml configuration question

Jazzy Sanchez
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Hi guys. I am using struts on apache tomcat. What I want is to set the default "index" page to a struts defined page instead to a specific file (e.g. index.jsp)

So inside the web.xml file, what should be the content of the line:


This DID NOT work:


Thank you so much in advance.
[ July 02, 2007: Message edited by: Jazzy Sanchez ]
Yogendra Joshi
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Joined: Apr 04, 2006
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Hi Jazzy ,

You are missing the parent tag here...

<welcome-file-list></welcome-file-list>..

It should be

try changing it and restart tomcat and check.

Cheers ,

Yogendra N Joshi.


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Rahul Bhattacharjee
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<welcome-file>/jsp/index.jsp</welcome-file>

To my best of knowledge , this tag should ideally contain only name of file.

Like <welcome-file>index.jsp</welcome-file>

So if you give URL as http://localhost:8080/context/jsp then automatically
http://localhost:8080/context/jsp/index.jsp would be rendered.


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Jazzy Sanchez
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Yogenda, there's a parent tag. I just didn't include it in my message. That did not work though.

Now, how can i make a struts defined page as my application default page?

I am thinking to redirect my index.jsp to a struts defined page but it may be not good in terms of Search Engine Optimization.

Thanks in advance!
Renato Losio
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You can use a jsp:forward in the page but why do you need it? Don't use welcome-file-list at all- Just map the servlet directly. Probably I'm missing something here...

renato


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Jazzy Sanchez
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That's what im trying to do Renato. Since i am using struts, i want every page of the application to be access via struts and no jsp pages will be access directly. Including the default page.
 
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