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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Why unpackWars=true default?
Date Mon, 20 Jan 2003 16:26:29 GMT
Glenn Nielsen wrote:
>  From looking at the docs for both Tomcat 4.0 and Tomcat 4.1 in the
> section on automatic application deployment it states for both that
> the default for unpackWARs is true.  The section on the unpackWARs
> attribute does not mention the default value, perhaps it should.
>  From my review it looks like Tomcat 4 has always defaulted to
> unpackWARs=true.  I have no problem with that being the default.
> And it would not be good to change at this time since Tomcat 4
> has been released for quite a while.

More importantly, it would break webapps which rely on the filesystem, 
and would cause 1000 duplicates with blocker severity about "getRealPath 
always returning null" to be filed ;-)


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