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From "John Trollinger" <jaka...@trollingers.com>
Subject RE: [5.0] [PROPOSAL] Extra web.xml to declare compiled JSPs
Date Fri, 21 Mar 2003 12:42:41 GMT
Remy,

I think it would be nice to have a pre-compilier like JspC used to be.
The precompile part of the jsp spec is just not that handy when trying
to do builds and having ant tasks pass or fail based on the jsp and
compiling jsp pages into servelts is not an option for everyone.

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Brown [mailto:brown2@reflexe.fr] 
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 6:43 AM
> To: Tomcat Developers List
> Subject: Re: [5.0] [PROPOSAL] Extra web.xml to declare compiled JSPs
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Remy,
> 
> It might be worth COPYING the original web.xml at deployment 
> time, to make a runtime-web.xml, to do what you propose, 
> leaving the original web.xml untouched.  This way, you can 
> add the declarations for compiled JSPs, and -- as a bonus -- 
> allow clean modification of things like init-params for 
> servlets, filters, and the context itself.  Such 
> modifications could be done in the admin webapp.
> 
> If the application is redeployed, or at least if web.xml is 
> modified, then a new copy of web.xml can be made, merging in 
> the modifications made to the older (now obsolete) copy, and 
> of course, the declarations for the compiled JSPs.
> 
> I'm all for deploying applications as simply as possible, 
> letting end-users customise things from nice graphical 
> interfaces without touching configuration files directly.  
> Many less experienced individuals screw up web.xml when 
> attempting to modify stuff, and it implies unpacking WARs, 
> and looking through lots of "confusing" application structure 
> (where's web.xml? what's xml anyway?  why doesn't tomcat 
> start now that I've typed an apostrophie in the servlet's 
> init-param...?)
> 
> - Chris
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Remy Maucherat" <remm@apache.org>
> To: "Tomcat Developers List" <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 12:05 PM
> Subject: [5.0] [PROPOSAL] Extra web.xml to declare compiled JSPs
> 
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > It is not very convinient or easy to insert the declarations for 
> > compiled JSPs into the webapp's web.xml file. It also has the 
> > disadvantage of adding a lot of mess in the web.xml, which the user 
> > may not like.
> >
> > For that reason, I propose that Tomcat parses a new (optional) XML 
> > file, with the same DTD as web.xml, which would contain 
> declarations 
> > identical to web.xml, and which would be used for declaring the 
> > compiled JSPs. I propose naming that file compiledjsp.xml.
> >
> > An additional advantage is that it would allow Tomcat to precompile 
> > webapps as they are deployed (otherwise, nasty XML manipulation is 
> > needed to do that, and I think overwriting the originial web.xml 
> > during deployment is bad).
> >
> > Maybe someone has a better solution for this problem. Any comments ?
> >
> > Remy
> >
> >
> > 
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