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Spring MVC Beginner’s Guide by Amuthan G

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Time for action – understanding the web application context

You have received enough of an introduction on the web application context; now, tweak a little bit with the name and location of the web application context configuration file (DefaultServlet-servlet.xml) and observe the effect. Perform the following steps:

  1. Rename the DefaultServlet-servlet.xml file to DispatcherServlet-servlet.xml; you can find DefaultServlet-servlet.xml under the src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/ directory.
  2. Then, run your webstore project again and enter the URL, http://localhost:8080/webstore/; you will see an HTTP Status 500 error message on your web page and a FileNotFoundException error in the stack trace as follows:
    java.io.FileNotFoundException: Could not open ServletContext ...

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