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From George Sexton <>
Subject Is a servlet container compliant if?
Date Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:25:43 GMT
Say you have a deployment descriptor:


Is a container compliant with the Servlet API Specification if it does
not pass requests for /context/ to the MapTest servlet?

My reading of Servlet API 2.4 Specification, paragraph 11.2.1:

"A servlet container is allowed to make other implicit mappings as long 
as explicit mappings take precedence. For example, an implicit mapping 
of *.shtml could be mapped to include functionality on the server."

is that if an explicit mapping exists in the deployment descriptor for 
/, then to be compliant the container must pass the request 
to the mapped servlet, and not invoke the "implicit" mapping.

Is this correct?

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
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