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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 52545] New: Annotations are processed for servlet 2.4 applications
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:59:45 GMT

             Bug #: 52545
           Summary: Annotations are processed for servlet 2.4 applications
           Product: Tomcat 7
           Version: 7.0.23
          Platform: PC
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Servlet & JSP API
    Classification: Unclassified

Under Tomcat 7.0.23 I have an application
with the following web.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app id="BuildServer" version="2.4" xmlns=""
  <display-name>Jetbrains TeamCity</display-name>

In debugger I see that metadata-complete parameter is set to 'false' meaning
that Tomcat processes all of my classes to contain annotations. There are no
annotated classes as I have a Servlet 2.4 API based application. I suppose
Tomcat must not process annotations for 2.4 applications at all (as there is
nothing for annotations processing in the spec)

Upgrading to 2.5 with explicit metadata-complete="true" attribute fixed the

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