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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r950983 - /tomcat/trunk/conf/server.xml
Date Thu, 03 Jun 2010 14:09:08 GMT
On 03/06/2010 14:50, Rainer Jung wrote:
> +1000

> Another related observation: Users often are not aware that they can
> substitute "common" with an individual log pattern, although that is
> very often essential (like including %D etc.). Even though many know
> similar constructs from Apache httpd, it's not obvious for them that
> they can substitute the word "common" with a pattern.
> Should we add an example pattern to server.xml? Or would it be easier
> understandable if we removed the abbreviation "common" from the default
> config and replace it with the full pattern?
> There's also the topic that the common pattern contains quotation marks,
> which you can't add verbatim to the attribute if you want to extend the
> common pattern with additional items. So adding an example or using the
> real pattern in the default configuration would show users how to work
> around that (&quot; or similar).

I like explicitly defining the pattern along with a comment that this is
equivalent to common.

1 commit, coming up.


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