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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Change in WebModule interface
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2007 23:23:07 GMT
My +1 on this...this made things *much* easier and in more complex
configurations, its much more accurate.


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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