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From Wayne Elliott <>
Subject Naming and Layout
Date Wed, 01 Mar 2000 03:08:20 GMT
I am curious. Does there exist some documentation that
explains the conventions for the name mappings that exist
in the Tomcat web server. An understanding of this seems 
to be assumed, but I have having difficulty seeing the 
logic behind a servlet/jsp URL and its actual location on 
the server directory tree. 

What do terms like path and docbase mean and are what are 
they relative to?

I think I must be missing an architecture diagram here. Or
something that makes the translation from url to filesystem
and vice versa obvious.

Also re the web-inf (WEB-INF) directory. Is that a mandatory
name with some historical significance or will anything do?
Are there other magic names I should be aware of? 

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