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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: [5.0] [PROPOSAL] Refactored mapper
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 19:37:29 GMT
Bob Herrmann wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 13:23, Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>I have been hinting at rewriting the main Catalina mapper for Tomcat 5.
>>The proposal is designed to improve performance, avoid generating 
>>uneeded garbage String objects, and optimize the welcome files processing.
> FYI, The 2.4 spec seems to allow servlets to handle "welcome file"
> processing too.  Not sure I understand this completely, but I am looking
> into it (with an eye towards implementing something to satisfy the 2.4
> Spec's servlets as providers of "welcome" files.  Perhaps welcome page
> would be better than 'welcome file.', but I digress)

Yes, but welcome files for non physical resources cannot be implemented 
(since you have no way of asking a servlet if it can or cannot process a 
I'll implement something which works and which is very close to what the 
spec requires.

Again, I have sent many messages to the spec leads about this issue 
without any result, so I give up ...


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