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From Michael McKibben <>
Subject [C2] writeable workdir inside WEB-INF?
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2001 21:41:14 GMT
I am new to cocoon and have been playing with the beta1 for several days
now. I am salivating over all the possibilities available with cocoon2!

One issue with the Cocoon Servlet: it seems unsafe to assume that the
WEB-INF/ directory is writeable by the Servlet (or for that matter, anything
inside the Servlet context!). What if the Servlet container serves
everything directly out of the WAR file? It seems a safer approach would be
to take advantage of the ServletContext attribute:
"javax.servlet.context.tempdir" (Servlet Spec, 4.7). This attribute is of
type, and can be used as the base directory for the workdir.
This method should work even if the Servlet container is using a more
restrictive java policy.

Just an idea... :)



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