From: Mike Burdette I believe I have my servlet configured in my deployment descriptor. Here is my web.xml:
Yup, looks good.
Does this look OK? Now how would you launch it from the deployment descriptor? I tried right clicking on web.xml and that did not work.
Okay, now expand your project in Project Explorer. At the very top of the project you should see Deployment Descriptor (you'll probably also see things like Web Site Navigation and Web Diagram). Expand the Deployment Descriptor and you'll see a node for Servlets. Expand THAT and you'll see your servlet. Now you right-click and launch! This makes sense from one point of view. "Normally" servlets aren't served by name, they're served via this mapping. Typically the serve-by-name technique is only used during debugging, because leaving that flag on in production is a great way to allow unauthorized access to your system. All someone has to do is upload a servlet into your WEB-INF/classes folder and BAMMO they can run it. Now, that ought to be difficult to do, but I can understand why you would shut that off once you've gotten your project firmed up. However, at the very least if the project IS set up to serve servlets by name, then you ought to be able to right-click and launch the servlet. It sure would help us poor grunts trying to use the IDE <smile>. Joe
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