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From John Hebert <>
Subject Re: Crystal Reports
Date Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:21:30 GMT
Hey, I know something Dmitri doesn't know! :)

Crystal Report files are database query results handled by a client 
application to display them.

Bill, of course Tomcat can serve them. Check out ../tomcat/conf/web.xml, 
specifically the <mime-mapping> section. But, Tomcat cannot _process_ 
them. Dmitri is correct in saying that Tomcat only executes servlets. 
You may have a specific reason for wanting to use Tomcat, but I think 
(w/o more info) that using Apache to serve w/ Tomcat integrated to 
handle other servlet stuff is your best bet.


Dmitri Colebatch wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm not sure what crystal report files are, but from your email I gather
> they are a script that apache handles nicely.  Tomcat is a dedicated
> servlet engine - if it aint a servlet, dont make tomcat serve it... I
> assume you'll be having apache sit in front of tomcat anyway, so just
> continue as you have been.
> cheesr
> dim
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Bill May wrote:
>>A question
>>Is it possible to configure Tomcat to serve Crystal Report (.rpt files)
>>With Apache this is achieved by calling an executable in the cgi-bin directory 
>>I suppose the question is Does Tomcat support cgi scripts ?
>>Bill May

John Alex Hebert
System Engineer

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