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Salima Lalani
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Hi,
I have started reading the Hanumant's guide from last 3 days. When we run servlet , say http://localhost:8080/chapter01/servlet/HelloWorldServlet , why we give the servlet as a directory under chapter01. There is no direcory called servlet in web-inf direcory. Can somebody help me to understand this?
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Salima
 
Jacky Chow
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hi,
"chapter01" here is the define by servlet/jsp container, it is not define in *.war file.
for example, in tomcat, "chapter01" is the parent directory of your web application.
 
Dharmin Desai
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Dear salima,
Actually yr web-inf directory and its all folders r Private where as rest of all folders r for public use.
The mean to say as private to container b'coz an application can not link to directly these resources (within Web-inf).
Moreover, web-inf/classes directory is mapped(or refered - alias) as servlet directory in a container.
So when ever link has like "http://localhost:8080/chapter01/servlet/HelloWorldServlet, container will search in a web-inf directory of chapter01 docbase.
With best regards, Dharmin
 
Salima Lalani
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Thanks a lot!!
Salima
 
Sudd Ghosh
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In Tomcat, the /servlet/ mapping is done by the "invoker" servlet in the global web.xml file present in install_dir/conf directory. However, this mapping can be overridden in our local web.xml file's servlet-mapping section.
Thanks.
 
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