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Using Paths Relative to Document Root in Tomcat/JSP

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I am new to Tomcat/JSP and I have what I think is a fairly simple question, I just don't know enough to figure it out. I have a webapp with the following structure.

myapp
---src
---build
---WebRoot
------css
---------main.css
------images
---------image1.jpg
---------image2.jpg
------index.jsp

From index.jsp, if I want to reference my image1.jpg, it will work if I use src="images/image1.jpg", but src="/images/image1.jpg" doesn't. Same goes for stylesheets. I know that this must have something to do with what Tomcat considers the document root, but I can't figure out how to make it work.

Is there a way to use paths relative to the document root instead of relative to the current file? Maybe there's some configuration setting that I'm missing?
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Use should use
src="<%= request.getContextPath() %>/images/image1.jpg",

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