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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: Tagging 7.0.23
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:31:33 GMT
2011/11/2 Mark Thomas <>:
> On 01/11/2011 22:01, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>> 2011/11/2 Konstantin Kolinko <>:
>>> 2011/11/1 Mark Thomas <>:
>>>> My current thinking is to add redeployResoucre and reloadResource to
>>>> Context and deprecate watchedResource, making it a synonym for
>>>> reloadResource. Thoughts? (I haven't tested this yet.)
>>> Are you talking about API or about Configuration?
>>> <WatchedResource> in conf/context.xml defaults to WEB-INF/web.xml.  It
>>> is a news for me that it covers context.xml as well.
>>> I think web.xml triggers reload, context.xml triggers redeploy.
> That is what I expected too but it isn't what happens. See line ~575 in
> ContextConfig. I've checked the history and it has been that way all the
> way back to 2004.

Oh, I see. Looking at 5.5
                // Add as watched resource so that cascade reload
occurs if a default
                // config file is modified/added/removed

I think it talks about the "default" context file that is
$catalina.base/conf/context.xml. That explains why it says about

I am OK with that triggering a reload,  but as you noted that seems to
not work as Context is not recreated.

I think webapp's own Context file should be a different beast.

>> Touching webapps/myapp.war also triggers a redeploy and not a reload.
> I'm fine with that. An updated WAR may include a new context.xml file.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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