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From Phillip Morelock <>
Subject Re: Does Tomcat want to stand alone?
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2002 00:35:29 GMT
response.encodeUrl  for url rewriting methinks....

I almost invariably use Tomcat as a standalone server, for your average
website where you might use something like php or whatever, but you want a
more "robust" application design, it's fine.

Content negotiation is a pit I have not stepped into, maybe someone else can
speak more to that.


On 6/3/02 5:29 PM, "Gus Heck" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been playing with tomcat a little bit, I like JSP, and it does that well,
> but when it comes to operating on it's own as a web server, I have been a bit
> frustrated. I don't seem to be able to find mechanisms in Tomcat that support
> things like URL rewriting or content negotiation. Granted that content
> negotiation can be acheived with java code, and I suspect one could also write
> java to do something that aproximated rewriting, but these are standard
> features of most web servers, and I am wondering if this functionality exists
> and I am not finding it within tomcat, or if there are implementations of this
> functionality available somewhere. It seems silly to have to write this sort
> of thing that is standard on other servers.
> If not, is this something Tomcat is working towards?
> I'm fond of metaphors, so let me ask it another way:
> Is Tomcat destined to be as independant as it's namesake, or is it really a
> housecat that will always be found sitting in the window at 1 httpd way?
> Gus

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