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From "VONKA, Marek" <>
Subject RE: "root-relative" URLs don't work(Tomcat 3.1)
Date Wed, 29 Nov 2000 15:51:28 GMT

Not an expert so not sure what is suppossed to happen, but for referencing
resources like this I've found that you also have to include your
application context name, so it would be "/myContextName/style.css". Dosen't
seem correct to me, but that's what I've found for Tomcat 3.1. Note that for
aRequestDispatcher.forward(...) you would not include the context name. Yuk.

Hope that helps!


-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Freeman []
Sent: 29 November 2000 14:10
To: ''
Subject: "root-relative" URLs don't work(Tomcat 3.1)

Whenever I have a web page that references a "root-relative" resource, e.g.
"/style.css", tomcat can't see to resolve it properly. It seems to be
ignoring the web site root as specified in server.xml. Obviously if the
resource lives in the same location as the current page I can drop the
leading forward-slash. However this won't work for resources in different

I've tried turning on debug for the webapp but I'm not seeing anything.

Any help appreciated


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