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    Default Simple Webapp

    Hi, I'm trying to create a web application with a servlet but I couldn't get it to load to index.jsp. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty sure I already have the correct directory structure, with both index.jsp and web.xml directly under webapp/WEB-INF. I can access the servlet just fine by going to http://localhost:8080/MyApp/TestServlet, but my index.jsp doesn't load when I go to http://localhost:8080/MyApp. If it matters any, I'm using Eclipse Helios and Tomcat 6.0 as a plugin

    Here is my web.xml:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
     
    <web-app xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
    	xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    	xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee
    		http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd"
    	version="2.5"> 
     
    	<servlet>
    		<servlet-name>TestServlet</servlet-name>
    		<servlet-class>com.myapp.servlet.TestServlet</servlet-class>
    	</servlet>
     
    	<servlet-mapping>
    		<servlet-name>TestServlet</servlet-name>
    		<url-pattern>/TestServlet</url-pattern>
    	</servlet-mapping>
     
    	<welcome-file-list>
    		<welcome-file>index.jsp</welcome-file>
    	</welcome-file-list>
    </web-app>

    Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Simple Webapp

    What is the server response when you try to load the URL? 404? Did you try the full path (http://localhost:8080/MyApp/index.jsp) just to be sure?

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I'm getting a 404 response, and yes, I've just tried your URL and the same thing happens. I'm just wondering why accessing the servlet works but not the JSP.

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    The error was caused by spaces in my workspace location. I moved my workspace from C:\Documents and Settings\...\workspace to C:\workspace and the index.jsp location is now working fine. But now, accessing the servlet using the above URL is causing the 404 error. I'm so confused. :-(

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