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From Sylvain Wallez <sylvain.wal...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: Running Cocoon on non-compliant servlet engines
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:40:29 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

>>Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>
>>Hi folks,
>>
>>The project I'm currently working on requires Cocoon to run on a 2-years 
>>old Netscape Enterprise server 4.1, which has the servlet 2.2 classes 
>>but doesn't implement them correctly : no context directory, no 
>>classloader for WEB-INF, funky resolution of context resources, etc.
>>
>>So I wrote a BootstrapServlet that sets up a servlet-2.2 compliant 
>>ServletContext and ClassLoader and uses this environment to create the 
>>CocoonServlet to which it delegates request handling. And now Cocoon 
>>runs smoothly !
>>
>Sounds great!
>Does this work in all servlet engines which support 2.2?
>
It relies mainly on the API being present and reimplements most of 
what's used by Cocoon. So it should be OK if javax.servlet 2.2 is there, 
whatever its compliance status is.

>>I guess this could also be used for other "legacy" engines still living 
>>out there. Are people interested in this ? If yes, I can add it to the 
>>scratchpad in CVS. Or we could even include it in the soon-to-come 2.0.2 
>>(Carsten ?).
>>
>As this is a new component which is well tested and works and which
>has no influence on the existing system, I have no objections to adding
>this to 2.0.2. But please with some docs :)
>
Ok, ok. Message understood : with some docs ;-)

Sylvain

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Sylvain Wallez
 Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon
 http://www.anyware-tech.com           mailto:sylvain@apache.org




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