Posted on 2007-03-31
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Last Modified: 2013-12-29
This is part of build.xml written by someone else.

I am not able to see my servlet in web.xml

From the Ant script i see they are using jasper2 to automatically generate Web.xml

How do i add a servlet that i coded to web.xml

             outputDir="${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/src" />

        <echo message="Compiling JSP Source"/>
    <javac destdir="${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/classes"
           debug="on" failonerror="false"
           <classpath refid="class.path" />  
           <include name="**/*.java" />

     <loadfile property="webxmlappsinc.xml" srcFile="${build.dir}/webroot-generated_web.xml"/>

     <copy file="${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/web-template.xml" toFile="${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/web.xml"
        filtering="true" overwrite="true">
        <filterset begintoken="&lt;" endtoken="&gt;">
            <filter token="!-- JSP Servlet Insertion Point --" value="${webxmlappsinc.xml}"/>

        <!-- Create XML Admin WAR File -->
        <jar jarfile="${build.dir}/xmlapps.war">
            <fileset dir="${build.dir}/xmlapps">
                <include name="**/**"/>

    <target name="clean">
      <delete dir="${build.dir}" />
Question by:cutie_smily
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Expert Comment

by:Mayank S
ID: 18831247
You might need to add it manually yourself. Or wait till somebody who knows Ant more than me posts.

Author Comment

ID: 18832575
Above Ant code placing web.xml in a .ear file. And i place this .ear file in Jboss.
I tried to open .ear and save servlet in discriptor file but i am not able to save it.

none of them replying or helping out ..I am paying for this site every month to get some knowledge or help. It Was very useful but couple months i am not getting enough answers.Or i might be missing something. Anyway i will wait for the answers.


Accepted Solution

n_sachin1 earned 2000 total points
ID: 18856011
The above ant structure pre-compiles the jsps in the web application and adds the generated java servlet references (from the jsps) into the web.xml. The web.xml that you see in the WEB-INF is a generated one

To add your servlet into the generated web.xml, you should add it to the template, that the generator is using.

In simpler words, add your servlet reference to ${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/web-template.xml before the line:
<!-- JSP Servlet Insertion Point -->

Compare the ${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/web-template.xml and the ${build.dir}/xmlapps/WEB-INF/web.xml and you'd understand what the ant script is doing.

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