can't compile servlet, javac can't find servlet classes

when i try to compile a servlet file
with javac it can not find servlet classes for ex httpservlet
I already put classpath to tools.jar

and what should I do when this is done.
when I plase this class in my webdirectory (subdir servlets)
how to start it

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BillyAbbottCommented:
are you sure you have the servlet package?

type

javap javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet

if its on your classpath correctlythen you should get a list of its methods, if not it will return an error.

if it sin;t there, go to

http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/download.html#downloadsarchive

and download the servlet dev kit.
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conickCommented:
Isnt the servlet jar file jsdk.jar??

If you are using the classpath variable make sure you set the full path and the jar file explicitly.
For example:
set classpath=%classpath%;c:\jsdk20\lib\jsdk.jar;

If you have JDK1.2 (Java 2) you can place all extensions in the extension directory.  This is located at:
c:\jdk12\jre\lib\ext\   (if jdk12 is your install directory)

I dont have a classpath set at all.
Every extension I have -- JMF,JSDK,even third party classes have their jar files located in this directory.  That way I can compile everything regardless of classpath setting.  This directory is actually checked FIRST before classpath.
See the Java Tutorial for more info:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/ext/index.html

Conick

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