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From Rolf Veen <>
Subject Re: classreloading and 4.x
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2001 13:04:38 GMT
Craig R. McClanahan wrote:

> (...)
> We can certainly decide that the "$CATALINA_HOME/webapps/scarab" directory has already
> been deployed under *some* context path, and not deploy it again.  But that means you
> would not be allowed to deploy the same directory under two context paths, even if you
> wanted to -- which might be something a sysadmin wants to do under some circumstances
> (especially if you're embedded inside a J2EE server that uses JNDI contexts to provide
> customized references to JDBC data sources or EJBs).
> What do folks think?  If we're going to change this historical behavior of Tomcat,
> doing so at a major version number change is *much* better than doing it any other
> time.

None of the commiters has answered your question yet, so as a Tomcat 
user I have no problem with the current behavior since I only use the 
standard way ( context path = directory name ).

Thanks, Craig.

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