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Run "Hello World" project on server yields HTTP 404 error [message #1768749] Sun, 23 July 2017 12:17 Go to next message
Roparzh Hemon is currently offline Roparzh HemonFriend
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On my Mac 10.11.3 I've installed the Eclipse JEE IDE (Version: Neon.3
Release (4.6.3)).
I created my first project (a "Dynamic Web Project") in Eclipse.
I installed Tomcat 9 (in a personal user directory, to avoid permission issues some people warned me about) and set it as the default server for the project.
Inside my project, I added the following minimal html file :

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Hello World!</title>
</head>
<body>
Hello people, it's me.
</body>
</html>


But when I did a "Run on Server" project, I get a 404 error. What did I do wrong ?
Any help appreciated.
Note : I tried "404" in this Forum's search box but got zero results.

index.php/fa/30085/0/
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Re: Run "Hello World" project on server yields HTTP 404 error [message #1768754 is a reply to message #1768749] Sun, 23 July 2017 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Where did you add this minimal HTML file? It's not showing in your Project Explorer.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
Re: Run "Hello World" project on server yields HTTP 404 error [message #1768760 is a reply to message #1768754] Sun, 23 July 2017 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roparzh Hemon is currently offline Roparzh HemonFriend
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Nitin Dahyabhai wrote on Sun, 23 July 2017 15:37
Where did you add this minimal HTML file? It's not showing in your Project Explorer.


A tiny little bit of it is showing actually in the screenshot above, you can see a "index.html" window title next to the "HTTP 404 Not Found" window title. Here is a view where it is more visible :

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Re: Run "Hello World" project on server yields HTTP 404 error [message #1768790 is a reply to message #1768760] Sun, 23 July 2017 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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To quote the Servlet specification itself (emphasis mine):

Quote:
A special directory exists within the application hierarchy named "WEB-INF".
This directory contains all things related to the application that aren't in the
document root of the application. The WEB-INF node is not part of the public
document tree of the application. No file contained in the WEB-INF directory may
be served directly to a client by the container.


Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform

[Updated on: Sun, 23 July 2017 23:53]

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Re: Run "Hello World" project on server yields HTTP 404 error [message #1768825 is a reply to message #1768790] Mon, 24 July 2017 07:54 Go to previous message
Roparzh Hemon is currently offline Roparzh HemonFriend
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And the correct place to put the index.html file is the WebContent directory itself. It works now, thanks.
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