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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Directories - best practice
Date Sat, 22 Sep 2001 17:56:43 GMT
Hi all,

While configuring a to-be-deployed servlet, I have noticed that the
programmer has placed absolute pathnames in a number of places within
the parameters in web.xml, and within the log4j configuration file.

Some experimentation has revealed that the default directory of a given
servlet is the same directory that tomcat was started from - in my case

What is the correct way of defining directories in config files (like
web.xml), preferably without the need to use absolute paths...?

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