I hope this is the right forum to post this finding.
In order to pass on the relative directory name to my servlet, I have the following in my web.xml file:
In my servlet I do:
ServletContext context = getServletContext();
 context.log("F1AdminServlet started");
virtualPath = context.getInitParameter("resultDir");
 resultDir = context.getRealPath(virtualPath);
 try {
  InputStream is = new FileInputStream(resultDir + "sum.properties");
 } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
  // no sumProps available => new file will be generated
  // as soon as 1. user is finished
  System.out.println("No sumProps file available");
 } catch (IOException e) {
  System.out.println("in F1AdminServlet");
with 3.1 and 3.2b5 the path is: ...WEB-INF/f1/resultfiles/sum.properties
with 4.0m1 it seems to be: ....WEB-INF/f1/resultfilessum.properties
so the last "/" of "WEB-INF/f1/resultfiles/" seems to be not passed on with
pls let me know if I have to change something in the web.xml file or what else I can do.
Thanks in advance