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From "Jonathan Holloway" <>
Subject AntiResourceLocking Side Effect
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:16:23 GMT
Hi all,

Just a quick introduction, I'm Jonathan Holloway, I recently became a
contributer with Apache.
I've been using Java and Apache software since 1998 or so... : )

I really wanted to get an understanding on an issue that's in the Apache
documentation regarding
antiResourceLocking which is set on the Context element.  The bug is here:

The side effect of setting this is that JSP's or in our case Velocity
templates are not reloaded.  This
is a bit of pain for development, but is required for production on a
Windows server (I'm told).

Is this considered a bug still and does it need a fix proposed, or is it an
accepted side effect?  We've
solved this by substituting the value into our context.xml file for

I'd also like to know the best way to get started with becoming a Tomcat
contributor, could I possibly
help out by doing some documentation work for now?  If you need any help
here then please let me know.

Many thanks,


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