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The import javax.servlet cannot be resolved

Posted on 2006-07-09
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Hello,

I tried to compile the following code in Java 5.0 (under Eclipse):

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package hall;

import java.io.*;
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class HelloWorld extends HttpServlet {
      public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
            PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
            out.println("Hello World");
      }
}

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For some reason I get loads of errors, and the first one is "The import javax.servlet cannot be resolved" (I think all the other errors are just cascading errors).

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks!
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Question by:leonidn
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you need to make sure that servlet-api.jar is there in the classpath
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by:leonidn
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I don't have this file. There are only these ones:

...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4.1.30.1\servlet.jar
...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.help.webapp_3.1.0\WEB-INF\lib\servlets.jar
...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4.1.30.1\servlets-common.jar
...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4.1.30.1\servlets-default.jar
...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4.1.30.1\servlets-invoker.jar
...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4.1.30.1\servlets-manager.jar
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I don't have this file. There are only these ones:

...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4.1.30.1\servlet.jar
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If you put that first one on your build path you should be OK
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> ...\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.tomcat_4<wbr/>.1.30.1\se<wbr/>rvlet.jar
Keeping this in the eclipse build path should work.
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by:Meritor
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Why dont you try to add external jar (servlets.jar) from Tomcat itself. Any your problem will be solved

Regards,
Meritor
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by:anumalas
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hi

add external jar form project preferences. If u dont have that try to download it form apache site...
 
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> Why dont you try to add external jar (servlets.jar) from Tomcat itself. Any your problem will be solved

The server I'm going to use is Tomcat, so it sounds like a good idea. Where do I get that jar you mentioned?
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you will get that jar file from sun systems. and form apache site also
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> The server I'm going to use is Tomcat, so it sounds like a good idea. Where do I get that jar you mentioned?

<tomcat>/common/lib/serlet-api.jar
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by:mukundha_expert
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add servlet.jar to your java build path,

right click ur project --> properties --> javaBuildpath --> libraries --> add external jars --> now add servlet.jar
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servlet.jar will be in the folder
<tomcat>/common/lib/servlet.jar
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by:CEHJ
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:-)
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by:Meritor
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Is your problem solved or not?
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by:leonidn
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Oops... I've just seen two other correct answers (all the same).
I'll ask the CS to reopen the question.
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by:leonidn
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I accepted the first correct answer given.
There were also 3 correct replies, that were exactly the same.
Since I can't give less than 20 points when splitting, I had no choice but accept the first correct answer.

Please, don't repeat an answer if already written by someone else...
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Well the first correct comment was from Ajay-Singh.
And the more correct comment was from Meritor, which you actually agreed with. If you weren't interested in his/her answer then you shouldn't have asked for more information.
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