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how does a web app start up.

 
Glenn J Timchishen
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Hello,

I need to learn a bit more about how tomcat starts a web app. I'm a new web developer who is trying to setup a local test copy of a production app on my local machine, and i'm obviously running into problems.

my question. Does anyone know of any online (or printed) docs that outline the detail ( I don't need to know source code method calls) how tomcat works with webapp, so I can follow the steps on my local machine and figure out where my problem may be?

Thanks,

Glenn
 
William Brogden
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You might try this Tomcat documentation for an overview.

The first thing that happens, and must complete before anything else happens, is that Tomcat reads/parses the web.xml (deployment descriptor) for the application.

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