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From "James" <software...@dodo.com.au>
Subject Re: Simple WAR files
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2002 17:07:44 GMT
Thanks Randall :)

Actually I have got the connectors now, all to do is now compile them :(
hahaha... you may be able to hear me scream from all the way over your at
place.

I also downloaded the taglibs, interesting things they are!

I tried a servlet with the web.xml for the root directory, in WEB-INF, at it
worked!!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Randall R Schulz" <rrschulz@cris.com>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2002 2:47 AM
Subject: Re: Simple WAR files


> James,
>
> At 08:49 2002-08-30, you wrote:
> >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> >Hash: SHA1
> >
> >On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 11:41:19AM -0400, Wagoner, Mark wrote:
> > > I would use an IDE like Netbeans or Forte to get started.  It will do
most
> > > of this for you, including packaging the entire app into a WAR file.
> >
> >no offense but i recommend /not/ doing this.  the ide's do a lot of
> >stuff behind the scenes that you may not understand.  if you really
> >want to understand the process, do it manually.  once you can do
> >simple things manually, you can switch to an ide because you now know
> >what the ide is doing under the covers.
>
>
> I agree with Peter. Learn the ins and outs of Web App configuration first
> and later you can rely on automation to relieve you of the burden.
>
> Besides, you  might be surprised with the simplicity of a web.xml file,
> especially if you have only JSP pages. Here's the web.xml file I'm
> currently using (for a project that's still quite young). It includes a
> custom tag library:
>
> -==--==-
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
>
> <!DOCTYPE web-app
>      PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN"
>      "http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd">
>
> <web-app>
>
>      <taglib>
>          <taglib-uri>/tau-web-elements</taglib-uri>
>          <taglib-location>/WEB-INF/TWE.tld</taglib-location>
>      </taglib>
>
> </web-app>
> -==--===-
>
> No big deal, eh? If I didn't have the custom tags, it could have been
> omitted entirely.
>
> Of course, once a proper controller enters the picture, I'll need at least
> one servlet declaration and probably some filters. The point is to start
> small and simple and then work your way up to more ambitious
> configurations. That way you'll know what's what and won't be in the dark
> when you need some variation that's not easily obtained from your IDE
> (assuming you use one).
>
>
>
> > > Once you go through the process within the IDE it starts to make much
more
> > > sense.
> >
> >once you start creating large complicated applications, ide's make
> >sense because they take some of the manual labor out of the process.
> >
> >- --
> >Peter Abplanalp
>
>
> Randall Schulz
> Mountain View, CA USA
>
>
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