How to get a trivial case of Spring MVC view (JSP) resolving to work?

My app uses Spring MVC (latest; 3.2.2) to create a RESTful API returning JSON, and so far I haven't needed a view layer at all. But now, besides the API, I need a simple utility page (plain dynamic HTML) and wanted to use JSP for that.

I want requests to http://localhost:8080/foo/<id> to go through a controller (Java) and end up in a JSP. Should be simple, right? But I'm getting 404; something is not right in resolving the view.

HTTP ERROR 404 Problem accessing /jsp/foo.jsp. Reason: Not Found


@RequestMapping(value = "/foo/{id}") public String testing(@PathVariable String id, ModelMap model) { model.addAttribute("id", id); return "foo"; }

Defining controllers and mapping requests works; this method gets called just fine.

<strong>Spring config</strong>:

<mvc:annotation-driven/> <bean class="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.InternalResourceViewResolver" p:prefix="/jsp/" p:suffix=".jsp"/>

The problem is probably here. I've experimented with slightly different prefixes and putting the JSPs under WEB-INF, as well as stuff like <mvc:view-controller path="/*" /> but no luck yet.

(Do I even need to specify InternalResourceViewResolver, or should default view resolvers take care of this?)

<strong>JSP files</strong>. Under src/main/webapp/jsp (the project uses Maven conventions) I obviously have the JSPs.

<img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/YN3K2.png" width="250">

Is there something wrong with this location?


<servlet> <servlet-name>mvc-dispatcher</servlet-name> <servlet-class>org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet</servlet-class> <load-on-startup>1</load-on-startup> </servlet> <servlet-mapping> <servlet-name>mvc-dispatcher</servlet-name> <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern> </servlet-mapping>

I have browsed through Spring MVC documentation, but my problem is probably too trivial and obvious to easily find help there. :-P

Can anyone enlighten me on what I'm doing wrong?


I think what you need to do is changing

<servlet-mapping> <servlet-name>mvc-dispatcher</servlet-name> <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern> </servlet-mapping>


<servlet-mapping> <servlet-name>mvc-dispatcher</servlet-name> <url-pattern>/</url-pattern> </servlet-mapping>

/* won't match if there is another folder in the path, like /jsp/foo.jsp. On the other hand / will match everything.


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