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index.html in Tomcat Server

mithun gooty
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Joined: Mar 14, 2006
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Is it mandatory to have index.html while creating a new project?

If it is mandatory, how does the server recognize index.html?


when i give the following URL http://localhost:8080/servletExamples, the server takes me to index.html.

Thank You.
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Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

It is not mandatory.
This is also not a Tomcat specific issue.

There is a link to the servlet spec in my signature.
If you download a copy and search for <welcome-file-list>, you will see how to configure welcome pages in a Java web application.

Java API J2EE API Servlet Spec JSP Spec How to ask a question... Simple Servlet Examples jsonf
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