if using tomcat with eclipse plugin everything works fine through the eclipses built-in browser.
is it suffice to say if i copied the eclipses project to tomcats webapps it should work as well?
heres how my eclipse project looks like:
invoking html is in WebContent\ WelcomeServlet.html
proccesing .class in build\classes\WelcomeServlet.class

invoking with

<form action = "WelcomeServlet" method = "get" >

it works with tomcat initiated with eclipse however if i start with startup.bat it cannot find the .class

solved by exporting the project as a .war file to the webapps folder