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How to Start programming in JSP

 
ranjani krishnaswamy
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Hi, I have installed the latest version of the SDK, and also Tom Cat. What next? I found some sample JSP code, but, it doesn't run. Each time I click on the JSP cat-like icon, all I get is the text/source code.
please help.
 
deepak adlakha
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Hi,
Make sure u all the jar and path and classpath r set.Like JAVA_HOME and tomcat_home and necessary jar files like servlet.jar etc. r set.
 
Tim Duncan
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Did you start the server?
Assuming that you've set JAVA_HOME to the directory where you installed the JDK, and CATALINA_HOME to the directory where you installed Tomcat, then you can start Tomcat with startup.bat or startup.sh in CATALINA_HOME/bin, as appropriate.
Now you can access Tomcat's default page with http://localhost:8080 and the examples with http://localhost:8080/examples/jsp/
You should also close the server down when you've finished, with shutdown.bat (or .sh).
 
ranjani krishnaswamy
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Hi, thanks alot for that. I have installed the tomcat, and jdk properly. I have intalled the environment variables as well. I tried this example in a book written by Marty Hall. It was a simple servlet with a println of Hello World.
My problem now is.... how do i see the output?
I managed to compile it properly..
but, i can't view it... what do i do? I tried putting the files in a number of localhost folders.. no use.
however, the existing examples work fine. I start up the tomcat, and the i am able to view the jsp files.
do i need to convert the servlets into jsp files to view them?
if i want to create a seperate folder for my work.. is that possible? right now, i seem to only view folders named jsp and servlets... it's real strange.
I know these questions may seem real silly, but just getting output for my code seems to be my biggest bottleneck now..
please help.
 
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