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Simple Tag Libraries (strange problems indeed!)

 
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I've been trying to get custom tag libs to work, and here's the short of what I have tried...
JDK1.3.x & Tomcat3.3.1
JDK1.4.x & Tomcat4.0.4
jBuilder6 & JDK1.3.x & Tomcat 3.2.3
(nearing an exercise in futility: all I want to do is reduce the spaghetti in my servlets and create some clean JSPs...)
All application containers give a variation of the same resulting error: (from tomcat4.x)
org.apache.jasper.compiler.CompileException: /HelloUser1.jsp(7,2) Unable to load class HelloUser

Which leads me to believe that I have all parts working but a problem with the classes being found. (btw: I can serve other JSP / beans from this directory)
it's funny, but everything looks okay?!!?
I'll take any information that you can offer.
Thanks,
Dane
JDK1.4 & Tomcat4.0.4
directory structure:

/test/HelloUser.jsp
/test/web-inf/web.xml
/test/web-inf/hellouser1tags.tld
/test/web-inf/classes/HelloUser.class

From this simple layout, I have the following for each piece:
HelloUser.java

hellouser1tags.tld

hellouser.jsp

web.xml
 
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I'm not sure if this is your problem or not, but I've read a number of threads here which describe problems with classes defined in the default package.
You might want to try putting your tag handler class in a non-default package (which is good practice in any case) and see if that clears things up.
hth,
bear
 
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Yep ... I second that suggestion.
Simon
 
Dane Frazier
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Hello All,
Many thanks.
Here's what I did to resolve:
Upgraded to JDK1.4.x and Tomcat4.0.4
Configured TC to run root/docroot where I wanted. Tested TC configuration with pages / classes known to work in my prod environment.
Re-compiled class with package see.my.pain;
re-configured TLD to point to new class see.my.pain.HelloUser.
Changed tag-name of class in TLD to "mixed" case letters.
I see how the interactions occur now, and am off and running -
Thanks for the help.
Dane
 
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