How to access a jsp page inside a folder under WEB-INF?

How to access a jsp page(itemDetails.jsp) inside a folder(product) under the WEB-INF?

Located on my computer


myapp is the Web Context name
product is a folder that store the itemDetails.jsp file

I keep getting a HTTP Status 404 error
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The WEB-INF is not accessable to the browser. Put your "product" folder outside of WEB-INF.

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As rrz@871311 says, you can't as the WEB-INF is not visible to the browser

The only way you could do it is to have a forwarding page that does a forward on the server.

request.getRequestDistpatcher("WEB-INF/product/itemDetails.jsp").forward( request, response) ;
neonlinesProject managerCommented:


It will work if ur Web Context Path points to C:\Myapp\WEB-INF and ur Web Context Name is myapp

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As rrz says, we cant access a jsp page placed under the WEB-INF using http://localhost:8080/

The option you have is to move the product folder outside WEB-INF.

This is because the servlet context cannot allocate servlet instance for the path through which u access your jsp in the WEB-INF. It looks for the servlet class or a class it depends on  which it fails to....

Hope this helps

coffee_beanAuthor Commented:
Hi All thanks so much, I put the jsp file outside WEB-INF and I can access to that page now.
coffee_beanAuthor Commented: come I can't split the point? I have increase the pt to 30 and wanted to split to each of u. I will check with the mod and come back to award the pt again.
You need to have at least 20 points per expert to make a split.
coffee_beanAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.  But just wondering if I put the jsp file into a folder outside the WEB-INF, wouldn't this make the page less secure as it can be easily accessed?
But a JSP is supposed to be seen. You need to look at the topics of Authentication and Authorization if you only want certain people to look at the page.
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