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Thread: Help with JSP and Tomcat

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    Default Help with JSP and Tomcat

    Hello guys,

    I am new to JSP, and I need some help. I downloaded latest Tomcat and configure it. I think that i configured it in good way, because when I open http://localhost:8080/ a get this screen:

    I just wanted to test it, so I create some JSP file in Notepad. Beside that I created folder helloJSP with empty subfolder WEB-INF inside webapps folder.

    At the end when i have tried to test it, i get this error.

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    Default Re: Help with JSP and Tomcat

    Your file index.jsp should be under webapps/helloJSP/index.jsp The JSP file should not be under WEB-INF folder. In WEB-INF folder only web.xml, libraries, java class and servlets are allowed

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    Default Re: Help with JSP and Tomcat

    You can put your JSP's in the WEB-INF, in fact I do it all the time, because I want to hide the raw JSP from the outside world. Anything inside WEB-INF will be hidden and any user going to your server will not be able to reach the files in there directly. If you just want your sample JSP to run, place it in the correct path as described by vinotht, but if you still want it to remain inside the WEB-INF folder you will need to create a separate servlet, map that to some url or all urls and then use a request dispatcher to forward the user to the JSP inside the WEB-INF folder.

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