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I was trying to run a servlet program in Tomcat. I placed the compiled a.class file in the directory of WEBAPP/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes, however when I try to run http://localhost/servlet/a, Tomcat can't find the file. How should I set up the Tomcat so that this will work.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Are you omitting the port?
Tomcat listen by default in the 8080.
If your Tomcat is running you could access it at http://localhost:8080/...
 
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did you modify web.xml ??
 
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Since version 4.1 Tomcat doesn't support calling servlets using their fully qualified classname. So I think you'll be forced to modified the web.xml file located in the web-inf directory of your web application.
ex :

The url used to call you servlet should be something like
http://127.0.0.1:8080/Hello
if the webapp where your servlet is deployed is the ROOT webapp of tomcat else the url will be
<a href="http://127.0.0.1:8080/<i rel="nofollow">webappname</i>/Hello" target="_blank">http://127.0.0.1:8080/webappname/Hello
Hope it helps
Nicolas
 
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yes I agree with Nicolas . But i think u have to put the classfile in the examples's web-inf directory & modify the web.xml there as said my Nicolas
 
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Thanks all. The problem is as stated by Nicolas, seems that Tomcat4 doesn't support class by calling its full name. I solved the problem by modifying web.xml. Thanks again.
 
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