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From David Gao <>
Subject Re: base URL problem if using JSPWiki via tomcat mod_jk
Date Fri, 06 Mar 2009 03:22:34 GMT
Hi Andrew,

Actually I have been running JSPWiki 2.6.4 with mod_jk over a year. As 
you said, everything works great under mod_jk, but only for 2.6.4. 
Recently I updated the application to 2.8.1. I find that when I was done 
with editing/creating a page and click save, JSPWiki will redirect me to 
the exact URL defined in baseURL value in And then 
the browser will complain about page-not-found.

My scenario is:
-- with mod_jk, jspwiki is accessed via default http port 80
-- with tomcat, it is accessed via default tomcat port 8080
-- with https, it's port 443

I think perhaps the only solution is to use only ONE access method. Am I 

> David -- you should be able to use mod_jk without any issues. You just
> need to have the right Apache directives.
> This is a little out of date, but the mod_jk notes mostly still apply:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 9:43 PM, David Gao <> wrote:
>> well, I see the point here.
>> I think I will have to use JSPWiki as a standalone application instead of
>> using it via mod_jk. I will try to see whether I can find some workaround
>> for skipping baseURL.
>> Thanks for the explanation.
>>> Shortly put, no. There are loads of things which are dependent on getting
>>> the right hostname (cookies being one of them), and everything just breaks
>>> subtly if you remove the baseURL from use. Your scenario in which a wiki is
>>> available under several different hostnames was never supported (and is a
>>> bad practice to boot).
>>> 2.6 would also break in certain cases which is why the baseurl is
>>> required.
>>> It is not impossible to make JSPWiki run without baseURL, but I believe it
>>> would take quite an effort to make sure it does so in every case.  Patches
>>> are welcome...
>>> /Janne
>>> On Mar 4, 2009, at 12:25 , David Gao wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> As far as I know, the property jspwiki.baseurl is not mandatory prior to
>>>> Version 2.8(For instance, 2.6.x). Base URL value becomes a required setting
>>>> for JSPWiki starting from version 2.8. However, the base URL issue starts
>>>> bother me after I have upgraded my JSPWiki to 2.8.1. I could only use wiki
>>>> and edit pages correctly by using the url defined in the base URL property,
>>>> otherwise JSPWiki will redirect me to the defined base URL when I am editing
>>>> pages from URLs other than the defined base URL.
>>>> My question is: is there a way to disable base URL feature if I am not
>>>> using RSS? I know that RSS requires fixed URL.
>>>> Here is how I used JSPWiki:
>>>> My JSPWiki is running with Tomcat 6 in a corporate intranet. My boss
>>>> requires me to provide several ways to access JSPWiki. Namely: a) access
>>>> tomcat directly (like http://localhost:8080/wiki) and this method is
>>>> discouraged since it requires additional port 8080. b) access wiki through
>>>> Apache Server via mod_jk (http://localhost/wiki) and we run several other
>>>> web applications on Apache server. c) access through internet. And an
>>>> internet host name is not possible due to corporate IT policy. The wiki has
>>>> to be accessed by ip address like
>>>> Best Regards
>>>> --
>>>> David Gao (
>> --
>> David Gao (

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