ok this is *really* confusing and annoying!!! I have a .war file (servlet + jsps + descriptor) packaged up in the correct way, I have checked the docs like 100 times.. the problem is, I'm running win NT and when I create the war file I'm executing 'jar' on a directory structure..
But when I view the resulting .war file in winzip, I see this..
where on earth is this lowercase web-inf coming from ??
as a result when i deploy this war file, it deploys fine and the init() method of the servlet is called, however when i try to access the servlet via it's alias (specified in web.xml) it can't be found.
The exact same files work when used as an exploded directory (DefaultWebApp), and can be accessed via the alias.
The MS-DOS name of the directory is WEB-INF so I simply can't understand where the "extra" lower case directory web-inf is coming from........
Am I correct in assuming the lowercase web-inf is the problem ?? I'm not 100% sure cos the weblogic console can read & edit this xml file.
any thoughts/suggestions/solutions greatly appreciated,