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From "Piroumian, Konstantin" <KPiroum...@flagship.ru>
Subject Re: ServletConfig.getRealPath
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2002 17:17:17 GMT
> Piroumian, Konstantin wrote:
>
> >The main problem with getRealPath() is its usage in CocoonServlet.java.
It's
> >used there to construct the classpath depending on the /WEB-INF/lib and
> >classes files. IMO, this is a very wrong approach, cause Servlet
> >Specification (at least 2.3) describes how a webapp classloader should
> >behave and how to specify dependent classes in MANIFEST files. Overriding
> >these rules causes incompatibilities.
> >
> >We are deploying our EAR application to WebLogic 6.1sp2 with a lot of
> >dependencies using Manifest files for that and everything (with minor
> >issues) work as expected.
> >
> >Regards,
> >    Konstantin Piroumian
> >
> FYI, I use a version of the Cocoon servlet where I commented out all the
> classloader stuff.
>
> Since it seems to be a common problem, what about moving all classloader
> stuff from CocoonServlet to ParanoidCocoonServlet and tell people to use
> that one if they have class loading problems, which seems to happen less
> often as servlet engines mature ?

So, what about having a clear CocoonServlet and specific servlets (if
needed) for different platforms: WebLogic, WebSphere, etc.?

This will be the first and necessary step in removing all getRealPath()
stuff from Cocoon.

Regards,
    Konstantin

>
> Sylvain
>
> --
> Sylvain Wallez
> Anyware Technologies - http://www.anyware-tech.com
>
>
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