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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 50294] New: Mention obvious things about config format
Date Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:10:18 GMT

           Summary: Mention obvious things about config format
           Product: Tomcat 7
           Version: trunk
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P4
         Component: Documentation

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It might be obvious to those who work on Tomcat, but sometimes things need to
be spelled out for others. I suggest mentioning at the top of the config
section that configs are schemaless XML and case-sensitive. Patches created
against the docs webapps in 5.5, 6.0, and trunk that are basically like this:

--- config/index.xml    (revision 1036202)
+++ config/index.xml    (working copy)

-<p>The Tomcat configuration files support Apache Ant style variable
-substitution. A system property with the name <code>propname</code> may be
+<p>Tomcat configuration files are formatted as schemaless XML; elements and
+attributes are case-sensitive. Apache Ant-style variable substitution
+is supported; a system property with the name <code>propname</code> may be
 used in a configuration file using the syntax <code>${propname}</code>. All

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