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From Petr Jiricka <petr.jiri...@netbeans.com>
Subject RE: Question: role of Tomcat home ?
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2000 17:13:53 GMT
> 
> > So the <contextManager> home is what really must exist - that's what
> > DefaultCMSetter is checking.
> 
> Right now I think we are checking for tomcat.home - which is 
> the install
> directory.
> 

Sorry, my mistake again - I see that both homes are "ContextManager" home,
only one is getHome() and the other is getTomcatHome().

> 
> > The thing that worries me about using "defaults" is that 
> your application
> > then may behave differently on another servlet 
> 2.2-compliant server. Of
> > course, there is some server-specific information such as 
> the JSPServlet,
> > but things like MIME types are application-specific rather than
> > server-specific and I believe these should be present in every web
> > application's DD to ensure full cross-server portability. 
> So I think that
> > the only information in the default DD should be what is really
> > server-specific.
> 
> It's a specification problem. I agree with you - but I can't 
> do anything,
> I have to implement whatever is specified.
> Send feedback to the spec.

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