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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: [C2] writeable workdir inside WEB-INF?
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2001 04:39:30 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.

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...

- donald

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