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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@sundn.de>
Subject AW: [C2] writeable workdir inside WEB-INF?
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2001 07:13:12 GMT
> Giacomo Pati wrote:
>
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Michael McKibben wrote:
>
> > 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 java.io.File, 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.
>
> Yes, I knew this will come sooner or later. If a servlet container is
> not expanding the war file (which Tomcat can do as well IIRC) we have a
> problem with the logger and the hqsqldb.
>
> What do others think about it? Is the workdie the right place to go for
> such fs activity?
>
+1 for the work directory

Carsten

> Giacomo
>
>
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