I am trying to install Axis 1.2 on JBoss 4.0. I grabbed the axis folder from axis-1_2RC2\webapps and drooped to jboss-4.0.1\server\default\deploy folder. It gave me the error and couldn't even find the index.html file. I did the same thing in Tomcat 5.0.28, there was no problem.
I also set up the classpath for the jar files in the axis\WEB-INF\lib.