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Choosing the welcome file from the list

 
Narasimha Rao B.
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Hi All,

I am having a doubt on the selection of welcome please clarify the same.

User requested URL is - http://www.abc.com/foo/bar/abc.jsp
Now no servlet or jsp file is matching to this request(when you check in <servlet-mapping> attribute ) . No welcome files are present in 'bar' directory, but a welcome file is present in the directory 'foo' and it is listed in <welcome-file-list>. My doubt is, Will this welcome file listed in 'foo' directory will be served or not?

Thanks in Advance,
 
Thirunas Deeps
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No. you will get 404 error. if your url is points to directory then welcome file list will take care of the output. if your url is a file and if it is not found, you will get 404 error.
 
Radhika Jonnalagadda
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It depends on the application server
 
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