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From David Mossakowski <dm...@Instinet.Com>
Subject Re: Question about context paths and IMG URL's
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2002 22:25:58 GMT
I always do this in my JSP pages:

<%=request.getContextPath()%>/graphics/clear.gif

This way whatever you have your servlet mapped to it will work

d.

Chris Bailey wrote:
> But doesn't that just say the "images" directory _relative_ to the current
> page?  And, given that that page is generated by a servlet, I don't think
> that will work right will it?  Or does that actually say relative to the
> context?  I don't see how though, since this is just HTML and thus it means
> it's relative to the page (unless the servlet container/Tomcat does some
> magic to re-interpret the request?).
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lin, Zhongwu [mailto:Zhongwu_Lin@AFCC.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 12:09 PM
> To: 'Tomcat Users List'
> Subject: RE: Question about context paths and IMG URL's
> 
> 
> It should be
>       <img src="images/foo.gif">
> J
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Bailey [mailto:chris@codeintensity.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 12:22 PM
> To: Tomcat Mailing List
> Subject: Question about context paths and IMG URL's
> 
> 
> I seem to have confused myself about the proper way to specify an image
> location in HTML that my servlet spits out.  If I have an "images" directory
> at the "root" of my webapp, is it safe to always do this:
> 
>    <img src="/images/foo.gif">
> 
> Or, how does the context "path" attribute play into this?  We always set our
> path to "" (our app is the only one running in the container).  But, I'm
> wondering about this if we wish to make it a bit more generic so that we
> could just give a customer a WAR file and let them set it up in their
> container as they wish.
> 
> ____
> Chris Bailey       mailto:chris@codeintensity.com
> Code Intensity       http://www.codeintensity.com
> 
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David Mossakowski              dmoss@instinet.com
Instinet Corporation                 212.310.7275



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