Custom Error Pages Web.xml
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Error Page using Servlets 3.0 - Improved productivity using Java EE 6 By arungupta on May 17, 2010 Servlets 2.x allowed to create a mapping between an HTTP error code or an exception type to the path of a resource in the Web application. This is achieved by specifying an "error-page" element in the "web.xml". The element definition looks like: So any HTTP error code or an exception thrown within the application can be mapped to a resource bundled with the application. Here is a sample: