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Simple Web Server

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Submitted on: 3/13/2008 11:35:32 AM
By: Josh Code 
Level: Intermediate
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Compatibility: Java (JDK 1.5)
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     This is a complete but simple Web Server for the HTTP protocol. It can help you get an overall picture of how a web server works by removing the complex details of a bigger server like Apache Tomcat. It doesn't support POST requests, though. It comes with an example website made from javadocs and lets you configure through an XML file.
 
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3/17/2008 5:35:04 PMjbytecode

excellent.. 5 stars.
let's add server side javascript, php or anything else? :))

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3/19/2008 1:51:13 AMJosh Code

I was trying to keep it as simple as possible. If you wanted to support server side scripting languages, you'd just have to handle requests for those files differently. The FileHTTPRequestHandler currently just responds with file contents. You'd just have to, instead, interpret the contents of PHP files for them to work. You could make your own server side scripting language too. I just wanted to keep it simple by leaving those extras out.
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3/22/2008 7:00:58 AMJosh Code

I don't know why but the batch files were stripped from the archive when uploaded. The main application class is webServer.WebServerRunner so you can run it using java webServer.webServerRunner 4550. The last number is the port.
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2/11/2009 9:59:30 AMvivek

i am not a beginner nut this goes way above my head.please tell me more about it and also how to run it.plsss.
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