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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: deleted ghost
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:33:05 GMT
Thanks Heya, but not wild & crazy enough :) - I already did that. In
fact I made a war file and tested it on a completely different server.

On 01/20/2004 08:28 AM wrote:
> This is one of those wild crazy ideas that you asked for... I know 
> you grepped but maybe didn't grep properly?
> There are usually two copies of your resources files, one under your 
> source directory and that is copied to your classes directory by 
> Tomcat. The one in classes is actually read by the server, but the 
> one in source is the one you edit because it should replace the 
> classes one. Just check manually rather than grepping and see if you 
> find the "ghost" file.
> Adam Hardy <> 20/01/2004 06:12 PM 
> Please respond to "Struts Users Mailing List"
> Does anybody have any ideas on this? Even wild, stupid, ridiculous 
> ideas. Anything?
> On 01/19/2004 07:02 PM Adam Hardy wrote:
>> Actually I just did get access to a third server and did a complete
>>  fresh install of java & tomcat and my app.war, and the ghost 
>> German strings came up.
>> So the German strings must be in the war file. But there is only 
>> the one file there in the war file!
>>  I just
> checked.
>> Again, deleting or adding the German locale to the browser settings
>>  makes the strings change, so it is definitely the resource 
>> bundles.
>> On 01/19/2004 06:17 PM Adam Hardy wrote:
>>> Yes, unfortunately it does. On my dev machine and my future 
>>> production server. But I had them both running earlier with the 
>>> German .properties, so it would be the same problem. I don't have
>>>  a third server to test it on.
>>> On 01/19/2004 05:54 PM Tim Kettering wrote:
>>>> Does the same thing happen when you build/run the webapp on a
> different
>>>> computer? Not sure what to tell you here, but that should at 
>>>> least narrow the scope to something in the source or some ghost
>>>>  file on your dev machine.
>>>> -tim
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: Adam Hardy 
>>>> [] Sent: Monday, January
>>>>  19, 2004 11:35 AM To: Struts Users Mailing List Subject: 
>>>> deleted ghost
>>>> I'm having a nightmare with the 
>>>> resource bundle in my 
>>>> webapp. I asked a colleague to look at it and he's baffled too.
>>>> I had my resource bundle in an English and also a German 
>>>> .properties file, for testing purposes, but then decided to 
>>>> ditch the German version until it's completely finished.
>>>> Even though I deleted the German file, 
>>>> shutdown tomcat, deleted the whole webapp and redeployed and 
>>>> deleted the cache in $CATALINA_HOME/work/.... , the German
>>>> strings are still being cached somewhere.
>>>> I have run a grep on a German string to find it in any file in 
>>>> the whole of the tomcat, and the whole of my dev-env, but
>>>> haven't found it.
>>>> In the HTTP headers, I have set pragma=no-cache, 
>>>> cache-control=no-cache & expires=Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
>>>> I have cleared the cache from my browser and done refreshes a 
>>>> thousand times. This is now about a month afterwards and the 
>>>> ghost German text is still coming up.
>>>> If I set the browser locale to en, then I get the correct 
>>>> English version, but if I then set it back to de, somehow, 
>>>> somewhere it is finding the deleted German resource bundle.
>>>> Any advice much appreciated. :(

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