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Having trouble getting Tomcat up and running

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Hey folks,

I'm trying to install and configure Tomcat on a new machine and, for some reason, I seem to be running into a snag. This is what I have so far:

Tomcat 5.0.28 installed on Windows XP Pro
Under the Tomcat installation directory, I have the following hierarchy:


Of course, there are other directories, but these are the ones I am most concerned about. My problem is that I can't seem to access anything within the "ch1" directory. If I type in the URL "http://localhost:8080/servlets-examples/" I can see the file webapps/servlets-examples/index.html. However, if I type in the URL "http://localhost:8080/ch1/", I get a 404 error. I was expecting to see the file webapps/ch1/index.html.

I'm having the same problem trying to access the servlet I created and placed into webapps\ch1\WEB-INF\classes.

Is there something I should be looking at to figure out why I can't access this file? In case anyone is curious, I've been following the steps laid out in "Head First Servlets & JSP" in order to get up and running.

In case it's relevant, here's the deployment descriptor I put into webapps/ch1/WEB-INF:

Thanks, folks.
Corey McGlone
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Sorry folks, my bad. I had a hunch the problem was in the web.xml file but I was paying too much attention to the spelling of the tags and not enough attention to the spelling of my servlet name. I'm such a goon. It's up and running now.
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