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How Servlets are retrieved from web.xml?  RSS feed

 
Charitha Charitha
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Hi,

I am Charitha. I am new to AdvancedJava, though good at CoreJava. Can you please tell me how to run servlets, and the elements of web.xml, that is how to place the class name in web.xml, how it is retrieved during the execution of web application. It is very helpful if you explain me with a simple example.

Thanks,
Charitha.
 
Merrill Higginson
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If you have the following entries in your web.xml file:



you can call MyServlet with the URL:

http://www.mycompany.com/myapplication/MyWonderfulServlet

the <servlet-mapping> block tells the web container what URL will be used to call your servlet.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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