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From Greg Lindholm <>
Subject Re: strust2: filter-mapping best practice - <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2009 15:53:11 GMT
I have a number of servlets in the same web app so to make it work I have
restrict the filter mapping  as follows.



The first one catches all requests with .action extensions which is what I

The second one was suggested on this mailing list since there are resources
that struts UI controls can request.

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Graham Leggett <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to develop a struts2 app, and I am struggling to find a
> reference that explains the thinking and/or best practice behind the
> url-pattern in web.xml.
> Google uncovers hundreds of articles showing the url-pattern being
> specified as follows:
>        <filter-mapping>
>                <filter-name>struts2</filter-name>
>                <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
>        </filter-mapping>
> This has the side effect that every URL in the application passes
> through struts2 - is this intentional?
> What I am trying to achieve is to include a directory of images within
> my war file, and none of the images display, because struts2 grabs the
> URLs and processes the request instead.
> What is the recommended best practice for embedding images within a web
> application, so that the images are displayed without being fiddled with
> by struts2?
> Regards,
> Graham
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