Java Web Applications
Subject:   error 404- servlet would not load
Date:   2005-11-17 02:41:24
From:   Shreyas
Response to: error 404- servlet would not load

Tomcat has following folders
bin, common, conf, logs, server, shared, temp and webapps

The classpath is an environment variable that tells the java compiler javac.exe where to look for class files to import or java.exe where to find class files to interpret.

The path is an environment variable that tells the command processor where to look for executable files. e.g. *.exe, *.com and *.bat files.

Compiling a servlet
You require to include in your classpath
D:\j2sdk1.4.2_03\lib\tools.jar, where j2sdk1.4.2_03 is a java installation. now you can compile servlet source file, with javac

Setting tomcat to allow servlets to run
create your WApp folder containing web application this contains WEB-INF and folders like classes, lib and web.xml folders.

In web.xml folder of above web application you require to include

Add following text in tomcat_instal\conf\server.xml
before </Host> tag

<Context path="/WApp"

To execute servlet on Tomcat server
at classpath include tomcat_dir\bin
and type at command prompt startup
At browser
will give you servlet.

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