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From Janne Jalkanen <>
Subject Re: base URL problem if using JSPWiki via tomcat mod_jk
Date Wed, 04 Mar 2009 21:44:50 GMT

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  

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...


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 to 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 (

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