How the Container chooses a welcome file
Client requests: http://www.wickedlysmart.com/MyTestApp/search
Container looks in the DD for a servlet mapping, and doesn’t find a match. Next, the Container looks in the <welcome-file-list> and sees “index.html” at the top.
Container looks in the /MyTestApp/search directory for an “index.html” file, but does not find one.
Container looks at the next <welcome-file> in the <welcome-file-list> in the DD, and sees “default.jsp”.
Container looks in the /MyTestApp/search directory for a “default.jsp” file, finds one, and serves its response to the client.