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From cmanola...@yahoo.com
Subject RE: Case Sensitivity in URLs (was RE: BugRat Report #92 was closed(apparently by: Craig R.)
Date Mon, 11 Sep 2000 21:54:14 GMT
Steve,

I understand your problem, and I agree it's not easy to deal with IIS and
Windows. So far it seems this have little chance to be resolved. 

You can of course fix this ( you have the sources !) and we can try
to find a way to make the fix available to other people with similar
problems. If you can do that using Interceptors ( i.e. without changes in
core ) we can check te code in ( in a contrib area for example - but
disabled by default ).

Costin


> Maybe so, but this still won't help with static html served by IIS with no
> involvement from Tomcat.
> 
> Steve Fyfe
> CNI Corporation
> Milford New Hampshire
> 
> SFyfe@cnicorp.com
> (603) 673-6600
> 
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 		From:	bei@stardivision.de 
> Sent:	Monday, September 11, 2000 2:19 PM
> To:	<tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject:	Re: Case Sensitivity in URLs (was RE: BugRat Report #92 was closed(apparently
by: Craig R.)
> 	
> 
> Hi there !
> 
> > [...]
> 
> Just one sentence to Craig: I totally agree to all your statements in 
> your last mail on this topic, especially the following:
> 
> > Doing this would violate one of the key value propositions of Java -- 
> portability.
> > That is much more important to me than working around this "feature" of 
> the Windows
> > platform.
> 
> > Craig McClanahan
> 
> Two more arguments to add to the list:
> 
> - Following Open Standards as close as possible is always a main goal for 
> Open Source Projects and one of their key advantages.
> 
> - Tomcat is the Reference Implementation for the Servlet API it should 
> show Web Server implementors how to do things right by following the 
> Specifications ( Servlet API and JSP specs and relevant rfc's ) and not 
> how to mess with the specs like Microsoft does ;-)
> 
> just my
> +1 for being case sensitiv only
> 
> 
> Steve wrote:
> 
> >> currently, my relative URLs don't work if they are "relative to" an URL 
> that
> >> the user typed in the wrong case. If anyone knows how to make this work,
> >> please let me know (but if you are going to suggest that I not use IIS, 
> then
> >> don't bother. This is not an option for me. The web app I am developing 
> must
> >> work on a variety of servers, including IIS).
> 
> You can use a Front Component Servlet mapped to / that intercepts every 
> request and then uses a RequestDispatcher dispatching to eg. lowercased 
> version of the URL.
> 
> Anyway from my experience using relative URLs in Web Applications is a 
> bad idea anyway, you are never sure to what they are relative in which 
> servlet container if forwarding and including is also used. The servlet 
> specification is a little bit weird here and interpretations by different 
> WebServer vendors may vary.
> 
> A better solution is to use absolute URL's and generate them by using the 
> methods available in the servlet and JSP API request.getContextPath() , 
> request.getServletPath(), ...
> 
> 
> Bernd Eilers
> 
> 
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