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Tomcat doesn't work with IE 7

michael gallant
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Joined: Sep 15, 2007
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I have installed Tomcat 5.5, but I can't get the test page to come up.
when I go to http://localhost:8080 I get the message "internet explorer cannot display the webpage" I'm sure Tomcat is running because I can see it in Task manager/Processes. Could it be a problem with IE 7? I have the defaults for security and privacy. I have the envirinmont variables set up
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Ulf Dittmer
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Are there any error message sin the server logs? Can you access Tomcat with a different browser?


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Ben Souther
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Tomcat and MSIE live in two different worlds. As long as the browser can send a proper HTTP request and parse a proper HTTP response, it will work with Tomcat (or any server for that matter).

The first thing you should do as a web developer is shut off MSIE's 'Friendly HTTP Error Message" feature. It hides the real error messages from you.

Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced (tab) -> un-check "Show Friendly HTTP Error Message"


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michael gallant
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I tried with Firefox and I get an "Unable to Connect" error. I unchecked the "show friendly HHTP messages" and I get the same "Ie cannot display the webpage message". What logs do I check? What else can I try?
Ben Souther
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Under Tomcat_install/logs there are several log files.
 
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