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From "Jason Long" <>
Subject RE: application.getRealPath("/") from ActionForm???
Date Sun, 30 Mar 2003 03:49:24 GMT
Actually I am calling a funtion that loads values into the form in the
object.  This load method needs to find a relative path.  I cannot seem to
get a reference to the controller servlet or any other way to get the path
to my WEB-INF.

public final class ManagerForm extends ActionForm {
  public ManagerForm() throws Exception {

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Tran []
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:25 PM
To: Struts Users Mailing List
Subject: Re: application.getRealPath("/") from ActionForm???

If you deploy your app as a WAR file, then it is the correct result since
there is no real directory to return

But you can use this code

InputStream is =

where pathName is the context path to your file in the WAR archive. (ie

Good luck.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Long" <>
To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 1:07 PM
Subject: application.getRealPath("/") from ActionForm???

> When deploying my Struts application I ran in to a small problem.
> I had hard coded the path to an xml file used to load values into my form.
> I need to get a relative path.  I tried the following, but got a null
> pointer.
> ActionServlet as = this.getServlet();
> ServletContext application = as.getServletConfig().getServletContext();
> String basePath = application.getRealPath("/");
> Thanks for your time,
> Jason Long - CEO and Chief Software Engineer
> Supernova Software -
> BS Physics, MS  Chemical Engineering
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