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From (Nick Holloway)
Subject Re: NullPointerException at when WAR file expanded.
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2001 09:14:33 GMT
In list.tomcat-user you write:
> We have a web application distributed in a WAR file that consists of
> servlets that were compiled from JSPs, one index.jsp file and a number of
> JavaBeans and JAR files on Tomcat 3.2.1. When Tomcat is started, it unpacks
> the war file correctly with everything in its place. However, part of the
> initialization process contained in the index.jsp is to attempt to read a
> properties file to obtain the DB connection info. It is the attempt to read
> this properties file that causes the NullPointerException. This only happens
> when Tomcat has expanded the WAR file. If Tomcat is stopped and started
> again, everything works, the property files are found and read.

I haven't tried this from a WAR file, but you could use the following

	application.getResourceAsStream( "/WEB-INF/db.props" );

Where "application" is the ServletContext implicit object.

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