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Spring MVC Beginner’s Guide by Amuthan G

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Time for action – configuring the dispatcher servlet

The dispatcher servlet is what examines the incoming request URL and invokes the right corresponding controller method. In our case, the welcome method from the HomeController class needs to be invoked if we enter the http://localhost:8080/webstore/ URL on the browser. So let's configure the dispatcher servlet for our project:

  1. Create web.xml under the src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/ directory in your project and enter the following content inside web.xml and save it:
    <web-app version="3.0" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd"> <servlet> <servlet-name> ...

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