To map a default Spring MVC view to a URL, for example to map the default URL, /, add this to your webmvc-config.xml file to define a static view, i.e. a view not using an explicit Controller:
<mvc:view-controller path="/" view-name="index"/>
You can change the view-name attribute to point to any other view if you need to have a default other than /views/index.jspx .
Note that using the web.xml welcome file only works for a real file, and doesn’t work to map to a Spring MVC view URL: