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Installing Tomcat - XML

This tutorial will guide you through setting up Tomcat and Cocoon to serve XML pages, then you will create a DTD, XML file and three XSL stylesheets so that you can view your data in your desktop browser, a cell phone browser and a pdf file.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Introduction to Cocoon, XML XSL
  2. Getting the tools
  3. Installing Tomcat
  4. Installing Cocoon
  5. Defining your document
  6. Creating your xml file
  7. Viewing your document in an HTML browser
  8. Viewing your document in a WAP browser
  9. Viewing your file as a pdf
By: Olivier Eymere
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March 22, 2001

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Tomcat is the Apache Group's Java Servlet and JavaServer Page server. We need Tomcat for the Cocoon servlet to run.

Installing Tomcat is straight forward: all you need to do is unpack the file you downloaded, set JAVA_HOME and TOMCAT_HOME variables and start Tomcat.

The first step is to unpack Tomcat:


$ cd /usr/local/ $ gunzip jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1.tar.gz $ tar -xvf jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1.tar

Then set up your environment:


$ JAVA_HOME=/path/to/jdk $ TOMCAT_HOME=/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1 $ export TOMCAT_HOME JAVA_HOME

You can add these lines to the file $TOMCAT_HOME/bin/tomcat.sh just above the first 'if' statement if you do not feel like setting these variable everytime.

That is all you need to do, Tomcat is ready to run. To start Tomcat cd to $TOMCAT_HOME/bin and run:


$ ./startup.sh

After a few moments you should see two lines that look like this:


2001-01-26 12:25:02 - PoolTcpConnector: Starting HttpConnectionHandler on 8080 2001-01-26 12:25:02 - PoolTcpConnector: Starting Ajp12ConnectionHandler on 8007

When you see these line Tomcat is running and ready to serve. Open up a browser and go to http://localhost:8080 and run a couple samples to make sure that Tomcat is working properly. Run at least one servlet and one jsp sample. If you get any errors check your environment and restart Tomcat.



 
 
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