You should really place the properties file at WEB-INF/classes, then it should be easy to locate using Class.getResource() or ClassLoader.getResource() [simply supply the file name].
Well, thank you Peter. Durn if that wasn't wasn't easy once it was explicitly laid out. I'd preferred to keep only classes in the classes directory, but I didn't see any working examples of this so I was stymied.
Thanks again, Peter.
This is the way to go. Never add a properties-file in the WEB-INF folder. A better place is on the classpath, i.e. in the WEB-INF/classes directory. Then you can access this file with the following command: