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I've created a .html footer file with black background which should show up in the webpage.But when I access the page,the place(footer part) in the webpage where I should get a black background returns me a http 404 error code
HTTP Status 404- /footer/footer.html
type status report
description The requested resource (/footer/footer.html) is not availble).
So,is that something to do with the file access permissions that tomcat is failing to get??
Is the footer file contained within a folder called footer ?
If so, is that folder one under the level of the document root ?
Remember that /anything means in the document root ...
Unless the directory footer is in the folder /www/html/footer (or equivalent) then the path to that folder is wrong and 404 is a natural response. Don't look for problems where things are not in the correct place.
This isn't a tomcat error, it is a straight-forward apache error.
Well if you give that file identical permissions as the I_footer file then you can find out.
Personally, I would imagine that tomcat only sees the I_footer file as the valid file to include. You could try renaming your footer to I_footer2.html and give it the same permissions as I_footer.html. But it is just easier to replace the contents of I_footer with the contents of your footer file.