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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Catalina + Apache
Date Fri, 19 Jan 2001 17:42:38 GMT
Nick Bauman wrote:

> Uhhh, I just realized something
> With TC 3x, you could map an extension from Apache to the servlet engine
> with an AddHandler directive. I see nothing like this for TC4. Can someone
> enlighten me?

The design goals for mod_webapp say that it should respect web.xml mappings --
in other words, if you added a <servlet-mapping> entry for "*.foo" to a
particular servlet, then that is what would happen at runtime.

The primary difference between Tomcat 4.0 stand alone and Tomcat 4.0 behind
Apache is the mapping for the "default" servlet.  In the stand-alone case, this
is mapped to the Tomcat servlet that serves static resources.  In the connected
case, they would be served by Apache.

At any rate, this is the theory -- Pier can comment on current practice.  I know
he's working on a bunch of bug fixes for the originally reported problems.


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