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mazoun yusuf
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I get the following error. Could somebody please help.
Apache Tomcat/5.03 - HTTP Status 404 - /

type Status report

message /

description The requested resource (/) is not available

i have put the following classes(ServerReq.class,DisplayTasks.class,SendMsg.class) in WEB-APPS\ROOT\WEB-INF\classes

the following has been added to the web.xml file

<!-- JSPC servlet mappings start -->

<servlet>
<servlet-name>org.apache.jsp.index_jsp</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>org.apache.jsp.index_jsp</servlet-class>
</servlet>
<servlet>
<servlet-name>ServerReq</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>ServerReq/servlet-class>
</servlet>
<servlet>
<servlet-name>DisplayTasks</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>DisplayTasks</servlet-class>
</servlet>
<servlet>
<servlet-name>SendMsg</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>SendMsg</servlet-class>
</servlet>


<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>org.apache.jsp.index_jsp</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/index.jsp</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>


<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>ServerReq</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/lab/ServerReq</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>
<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>DisplayTasks</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/lab/DisplayTasks</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>

<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>SendMsg</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/lab/SendMsg</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>
<!-- JSPC servlet mappings end -->
[ February 13, 2005: Message edited by: mazoun yusuf ]
 
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What URL are you using to try to access your servlet?
 
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<url-pattern>/lab/ServerReq</url-pattern>

Don't list the context name in your mapping.
It should be:
<url-pattern>/ServerReq</url-pattern>
 
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Also, package your classes. Even if you get this working, you're going to run into problems down the road if you don't.
 
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I FORGOT to mention that the folder lab is in the folder classes.
thats why i have inserted /lab inthe url
 
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mazoun,

An example might help.
Go to http://simple.souther.us, download and run SimpleServlet according to the instructions up there (should take between 3 and 5 mouse clicks if you already have Tomcat running)

You will then have a working example of a helloWorld servlet that is properly packaged and mapped.

The directory structure under the classes directory needs to match your package declaration in the servlet or bean. It also has to match the listing in your servlet-class tag under the servlet tag. You don't need to mention it in the URL Pattern.

Try the example and let me know how it works out for you.
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i have downloaded the required stuff.do i have to unzip it .what do i have to do to the class file

plz help i am getting xtremely confused
 
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You don't need to do anything with it.

Make sure your browser didn't add a '.zip' extension to it. It should be named 'SimpleServlet.war'. Then just put it in your webapps directory. Tomcat will do all the rest.
 
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u were right.it became a .zip ext.
how to make it a .rar file

plz help
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right click on the file and select 'rename'.
 
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HTTP Status 404 - /SimpleServlet/simple-servlet

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type Status report

message /SimpleServlet/simple-servlet

description The requested resource (/SimpleServlet/simple-servlet) is not available


thats the error i am obtaining
 
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Look in the webapps directory of Tocmat.
Did Tomcat unzip the war file for you?
If so, you should have a SimpleServlet directory as well as the SimpleServlet.war file.
 
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no it didnt unzip anything
i think the problem may be due to the download i have made.it was a .zip file and i have renamed i a .war file. is it ok the way i have done it

sorry for the pain
 
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Are you sure that the file has only a '.war' extension?

Windows sometimes hides extensions for know file types. It may be showing you
'SimpleServlet.war' but really storing it as 'SimpleServlet.war.zip'.

Try downloading again. This time, in the "Save as section:" instead of using the default (Compressed Zip file), choose 'All Files'.
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thanks dude
i obtained hello, world on the browser.

can i make my class files as yr example and run it
 
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Congrats!
It was a long battle but you won.

Yea, that's why the examples are there (you'll probably want to get my name out of the package string though ).

One question, and I'm not trying to be a wise-ass:
How did getting this going for you get to become "extremely urgent"?
 
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coz i have to submit an assignment tomorrow

thanks a lot

i am trying to run a servlet can i continue posting on the forum if i have ay problem or send u a private message if am not disturbing u

u r a genius
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coz i have to submit an assignment tomorrow
Ok. Warning: That has a tendency to back-fire. A lot of developers will refuse to even read a post with 'urgent' in the subject line.
You'll get better responses if you use only a subject that describes the problem.

i am trying to run a servlet can i continue posting on the forum if i have ay problem or send u a private message if am not disturbing u
You can but I may not get a chance to answer right away. The Servlet and JSP forums are packed with competent people who are anxious to help though.

When I find answering questions disturbing, I'll simply, stop.

Good-Luck with your assignment.
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i have edited the web.xml as follows:

<web-app xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee/web-app_2_4.xsd"
version="2.4">

<display-name>Servlet for the Server</display-name>
<description>
Server
</description>

<display-name>Display App</display-name>
<description>
Display App
</description>

<display-name>Message Sending</display-name>
<description>
Send Messages
</description>


<servlet>
<servlet-name>ServerReq</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>maz.preet.pro.final.ServerReq</servlet-class>
</servlet>

<servlet>
<servlet-name>DisplayTasks</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>maz.preet.pro.final.DisplayTasks</servlet-class>
</servlet>

<servlet>
<servlet-name>SendMsg</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>maz.preet.pro.final.SendMsg</servlet-class>
</servlet

<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>ServerReq</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/ServerReq</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>

<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>DisplayTasks</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/DisplayTasks</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>

<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>SendMsg</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/SendMsg</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>



</web-app>

r these correct?
 
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