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From giacomo <>
Subject Re: [C2] writeable workdir inside WEB-INF?
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2001 05:36:01 GMT
On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Donald Ball 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, 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.
> what in cocoon2 tries to write to anything in WEB-INF directly? all of the
> dynamic stuff, e.g. images, sitemap class, etc., i've seen goes in a
> working directory provided by the servlet engine...

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