I am a newbie trying to figure out how to simply get my first servlet to run. The servlet is name "HelloServlet."
The first initial test that I am running is a "Servlet That Does Not Use Packages." When I compile the file for the command prompt and use the URL localhost:1979/servlet/HelloServlet, I get an error message of stating that the requested resource (/servlet/HelloServlet) is not available.
I have checked my CLASSPATH, but I am not sure it setup correctly. All of my HTML and JSP files are working with my server except for the one servlet. I have been working on this since 7:00 a.m. this morning and now is 1:00 p.m. I am exhausted and hoping that someone has an answer as to what I am doing wrong in setting up my environment.
In addition, I keeping thinking that my web.xml file in the C:\tomcat\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF needs to be modified. I have already followed the installation instructions and have uncommented the web.xml located in C:\tomcat\conf and made to servlet and servlet mapping.
I have attached the text file with my existing CLASSPATH, screenshot of where my jar files are saved, and where the location of where I am saving my files to compile.
The original Tomcat authors thought it would be easier for newbies to learn servlet programming if there was a very easy way of deploying a servlet just by plunking the class in a directory and using the name of the class in a URL. No configuration web.xml, etc.