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From Randy Layman <randy.lay...@aswethink.com>
Subject RE: servlet spec section 9.5 question
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2001 18:23:44 GMT

	I believe that this portion of the spec is stating that the contents
of the META-INF directory should not be accessible (you shouldn't be able to
view the contents of the META-INF directory using the web browser, like the
contents of the WEB-INF directory is not available to a web browser).

	Randy


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin HaleBoyes [mailto:kcboyes@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:57 PM
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: servlet spec section 9.5 question
> 
> 
> I've started looking into deploying a WAR file to
> distribute my application.  I used the "dist" target
> from the sample build.xml file in the tomcat documentation
> to build the WAR file itself (app.name is opf):
> 
>     <jar jarfile="${dist.home}/${app.name}.war"
>          basedir="${deploy.home}"/>
> 
> I put the opf.war file into the webapps directory and
> restarted the server and everything worked great!
> 
> I also had a look at the contents of the file and noticed
> the standard META-INF directory.  But,
> section 9.5 of the Servlet 2.3 PFD specification says
> 
>    "... a META-INF directotry will be present which contains
>     information useful to the Java Archive tools.  If this
>     directory is present, the servlet container must not allow
>     it be served as content to a web client's request"
> 
> If I'm interpreting this correctly, what I tried above shouldn't
> have worked since the .war file _did_ contain a META-INF directory.
> I'm using RedHat 7.1 and Tomcat 4.0 RC1.
> 
> Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
> 
> Kevin HaleBoyes
> 
> 
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