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From giacomo <>
Subject Re: [C2] writeable workdir inside WEB-INF?
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2001 05:21:27 GMT
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, 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?


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