Java – How to include js and CSS in JSP with spring MVC

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I want to include js and css files in my jsp, but I'm not able to do so. I'm new to the concept of spring MVC. For a long time, I've been working on this same topic.
My index Page is like this

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="${pageContext.request.contextPath}/style.css"/>
<script type="text/javascript" src="${pageContext.request.contextPath}/LoginPageScrip.js">

</script>

<style type="text/css">
body {
    background-image: url("LoginPageBackgroundImage.jpg");
}
</style>
</head>
<body >
    <h6>Please login in google Chrome</h6>
    <h1 align="center">Welcome to my Twitter Clone</h1>
    <div class="m" style="margin-left: 401px;   margin-top: 70px;">
        <form method="post" action="LoginForExistingUser" onsubmit="return Validate(this);">
        <fieldset>
                <legend align="center">Login</legend>
                    <div class="a">
                        <div class="l">User Name</div>
                        <div class="r">
                            <INPUT type="text" name="userName">
                        </div>
                    </div>

                    <div class="a">
                        <div class="l">Password</div>
                        <div class="r">
                            <INPUT type="password" name="password">
                        </div>
                    </div>
                    <div class="a">
                        <div class="r">
                            <INPUT class="button" type="submit" name="submit"
                                value="Login">
                        </div>
                    </div>
                    <i align="center" style="margin-left: 183px;">New User?  <a href="signup.html"><u>Signup</u></a></i>
            </fieldset>
    </form>
    </div>
</body> 
</html>

And my spring-dispatcher-servlet.xml is like this.

<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
    xmlns:context="http://www.springframework.org/schema/context"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xmlns:mvc="http://www.springframework.org/schema/mvc"
    xsi:schemaLocation="
        http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans
        http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans.xsd
        http://www.springframework.org/schema/context
        http://www.springframework.org/schema/context/spring-context.xsd
        http://www.springframework.org/schema/mvc
        http://www.springframework.org/schema/mvc/spring-mvc.xsd">

        <context:component-scan base-package="com.csc.student" />
        <mvc:annotation-driven/>
        <!--<bean id="HandlerMapping" class="org.springframework.web.servlet.handler.BeanNameUrlHandlerMapping" />-->   
        <!-- <bean name="/welcome.html" class ="csc.csc.helloController.HelloController" /> -->
    <bean id="viewResolver" class = "org.springframework.web.servlet.view.InternalResourceViewResolver" >
        <property name="prefix">
            <value>/WEB-INF/</value>
        </property>
        <property name ="suffix">
            <value>.jsp</value>
        </property>
    </bean>
</beans>

My controller is like this.

package com.csc.student;

    import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;
    import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
    import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod;
    import org.springframework.web.servlet.ModelAndView;

    @Controller
    public class StudentInfoController {

        @RequestMapping(value = "/indexPage.html", method = RequestMethod.GET)
        public ModelAndView getAdmissionFrom() {
            ModelAndView model = new ModelAndView("indexPage");
            return model;
        }
    }

Can some one help me in this? I'm struggling very hard but I'm not getting any solution. I have kept my js and css file in WEB-INF folder.

Best Answer

First you need to declare your resources in dispatcher-servlet file like this :

<mvc:resources mapping="/resources/**" location="/resources/folder/" />

Any request with url mapping /resources/** will directly look for /resources/folder/.

Now in jsp file you need to include your css file like this :

<link href="<c:url value="/resources/css/main.css" />" rel="stylesheet">

Similarly you can include js files.

Hope this solves your problem.