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From Paul McMahan <>
Subject Re: Change in WebModule interface
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:19:19 GMT

On Jul 26, 2007, at 3:00 PM, David Jencks wrote:

> I've been talking with jgenender on IRC a bit about the former  
> getURLFor method in web modules.  This used to be used in the  
> console to provide a link to deployed web apps and in the startup  
> to display where web apps are and I think in cl deployer to show  
> where you app ended up.  Also for remote deploy upload servlet.
> We decided that this really makes no sense in any but the simplest  
> configurations and in more complicated situations (2 connectors)  
> its apt to be wrong and misleading.  So I took out the method.
> The console links to apps still work if everything is running on  
> the same connector.  The startup shows you the context path, and I  
> think the cl deployer will also.  This isn't much less convenient.
> You now configure where the remote deploy upload servlet is with a  
> Deployer attribute remoteDeployAddress.  By default it's localhost: 
> 8080 which provides the additional security of not allowing remote  
> deploy unless you change it.
> Any comments?  Getting the method back will require you to  
> implement it sensibly for all the tomcat connectors, something  
> neither jeff nor I know how to do :-)
> thanks
> david jencks

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