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From "Jon Horsman" <>
Subject Re: base href problems
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:53:22 GMT
Nobody has anything to add about this?  Should i be more specific in
my question?



On 3/27/07, Jon Horsman <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to run the axis server in tomcat behind an apache
> webserver.  Our app will be deployed on a LAN where DNS servers may
> not be present.
> The problem i'm having is that when i go to the axis2 start page
> https://<ipaddress>/axis2/
> the images and links aren't working even though they are relative
> links.  I get links like
> "https://localhost/axis2/axis2-web/HappyAxis.jsp" when in fact it
> should be "https://<server ip address or
> hostname>/axis2/axis2-web/HappyAxis.jsp".  After viewing the source of
> the index page I noticed the following line "<base
> href="https://localhost/axis2/"/>".  This explains why the links and
> images are going to localhost instead of the IP or hostname that was
> originally requested.  I can change this behavior by setting the
> proxyName property in tomcat's server.xml file but if i change it to
> use the hostname this then fails on networks that don't have a DNS
> server.  If i change it to include the IP address this then screws up
> certificates when someone accesses the page like
> https://<hostname>/axis2/ since they get a certificate back with an IP
> instead of the hostname.
> Ideally asis2 wouldn't make assumptions and it would return the IP
> address if it was requested  or return the hostname if it was
> requested.  Is there a way to set up axis so that this is the case?
> Thanks,
> Jon.

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