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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 7 - META-INF/context.xml
Date Wed, 09 Dec 2009 09:57:58 GMT
Filip Hanik - Dev Lists wrote:
> I would like to suggest that context.xml files that are contained within
> directories or WAR files do not get copied to a sub directory under
> "conf" where it remains if the war file or directory is removed while
> the server is shutdown.
> Copying the file META-INF/context.xml has never made much sense to me on
> why that was necessary or logical, it seems as a WAR file is self
> contained, and should remain so.
> what ya say?

I'd be +1 for making the extraction of META-INF/context.xml optional
with a slight preference for the default behaviour to be consistent with
Tomcat 6.


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