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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Why unpackWars=true default?
Date Mon, 20 Jan 2003 16:29:52 GMT

>>  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
>always returning null" to be filed ;-)

I agree ;)  This is why I said I was NOT suggesting it be changed ;)  

Was it a conscious decision to make it true by default back when tomcat
4.0 came out?  Or just kind of happened?


Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics  

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