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From Anton Brazhnyk <>
Subject RE: how to get changes to web.xml without restarting tomcat
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:27:45 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 6:17 PM
> To:
> Subject: how to get changes to web.xml without restarting tomcat
> All,
>      My dilemma as I understand it is this.  Tomcat is run at root level,
> requiring restarts of both Tomcat and Apache to be performed by the system
> administrator.  For changes to take effect in web.xml (so far as I can
> tell) Tomcat must be restarted.  This means, bugging the system
> administrator to restart Tomcat and then restart Apache.  Anytime an
> init-param changes I have to go through the sysadmin.  As I recently
> inherited a bunch of servlets, and they have migrated from 
> windows to Linux
> and from JWS to Tomcat, as you can imagine there are many changes to such
> parameters.  Is there a way to get around this at all?  Reloading class
> files is already transparent to the sysadmin, either through a reloadable
> context, or the manager application, but the web.xml changes are bringing
> me down.  Do I have to write a custom servlet?  It seems to me that Tomcat
> should allow for something basic like this.

Yeap, I expected reloading to read and parse web.xml every time. But it doesn't.
So, I have to start/stop application from manager application.
Using HTMLManagerServlet its still pretty easy, just two clicks.

> Thanks to any who take the time to try to help.
> Tim
> ---------------------------------
> Timothy DD Martin
> CSC - GreenTec IV
> (301) 794-2815


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