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From Alex Chaffee <>
Subject Re: Custom logs must die
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2000 10:29:20 GMT
> just wondering why tomcat doesnt adopt the W3C ELF (Extended logfile
> format) for logfiles ? analog and other parsers understand it
> cleanly...and it can be extended easily. you can put XML tags
> into it without breaking existing logfile parsers.
> -Ys-

Because these are not access logs we're talking about, but
message/error logs.  AFAIK Tomcat does use CLF for its access logs, if
and when it produces them.

You raise a good point, though: *is* there a standard format for
message-type logs?  Or we should probably wait for that JSR.

Alex Chaffee             
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