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From Ken Anderson ...@pacific.net>
Subject Re: Apache serving static content
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2002 20:25:06 GMT
What is the advantage of deploying all resources of a webapp inside the 
webapp directory? If there is a need for a webappIgnore feature, perhaps 
this question should be brought to the the dev list?
Ken


Brandon Cruz wrote:
> I have the same issue with mod_jk.  We deploy all of our web application
> within tomcat_home/webapps.  If a webapp is called myWebapp, then a request
> to /myWebapp/image.gif will be processed by Tomcat due to the fact that it
> matches the /myWebapp/* declaration.  Is there a way to keep images from
> being processed by Tomcat if they are inside a webapp?  Something like the
> patch that James mentions below would be exactly what I am looking for.
> 
> Configuration is Apache/Tomcat 3.2.4 using several different Webapps.
> 
> 
> Brandon
> 
> P.S.  If anyone has problems with tomcat serving images very slowly, the
> JkLogLevel should be set to "error" instead of "warn" inside of httpd.conf.
> This is not really documented anywhere for tomcat 3.2.4, but results in HUGE
> improvements in speed if you are serving an image-heavy page in a webapp.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Williamson [mailto:james@nameonthe.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:19 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Apache serving static content
> 
> 
> Gabriel,
> 
> I wrote a quick patch a while ago for mod_webapp that lets you
> specify patterns to ignore (i.e. the request never sees Tomcat).
>  So apply the patch and recompile, and  in your httpd.conf file use
> WebAppIgnore directives to tell mod_webapp which patterns to ignore.
> 
> i.e.
> WebAppIgnore *.html
> WebAppIgnore /cgi-bin/*
> 
> I haven't thoroughly tested it so would be pleased to know
> how you get on. Please find the patch attached. I would submit
> to the developers except I need to fix a few problems with it
> (You must put the WebAppIgnore's after you've declared your application).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> James Williamson
> 
> www.nameonthe.net
> UK Tomcat Hosting
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gabriel Maffia <gmaffia@technisys.net>
> To: Tomcat Users List Service <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:07 PM
> Subject: Apache serving static content
> 
> 
> Hello Again:
> 
> I know I can be kinda annoying, but I really need to know if someone could
> make mod_webapp + warp configuration to serve only dynamic content, and
> apache serve only the static content.
>  If not, does anyone know where can I find a reference for mod_webapp?
> Because it seems like there is no detailed documentation on how to use it.
> 
> 
> Thanks a LOT!
> 
> 
> Gabriel Maffia
> 
> 
> 
> 
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