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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r575332 - in /tomcat/tc6.0.x/trunk: java/org/apache/naming/resources/ webapps/docs/changelog.xml
Date Fri, 14 Sep 2007 19:50:36 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2007, at 2:49 PM, Costin Manolache wrote:
>> It may also have some implications on other use cases - deployment ( the
>> current pattern
>> is that all files for a webapp are in one place ), replication ( i.e. if
>> someone wants same webapps
>> on a pool of servers ).
> To me this is an important point... the beauty of
> webapps is that, well, they are self contained.
> But I can also easily see the advantage, from an admin
> and even developer PoV for more flexibility.
> Basically, of course, Aliases are runtime configurations
> of what could be done via file-system provided symlinks...
> So the security and API issues should see what, if anything,
> can be gleamed from that...

Yes, this is hard to compare to httpd, as in the case of Tomcat, there 
is precise specification which defines a portable web application 
packaging. I see the latest changes have all aimed at breaking 
portability, and I don't like that at all.


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