Using Paths Relative to Document Root in Tomcat/JSP

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.


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?
Who is Participating?
This question was just recently asked at
Use should use
src="<%= request.getContextPath() %>/images/image1.jpg",
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.