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From "Dave Robbins" <drobb...@drobbins.net>
Subject Re: relative path/context problem
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2002 17:15:08 GMT
you sir, are incredibly smart
Thanks

> I think it will work if you take out the "/".
> Like this:
> <a href="index.jsp">Back to Top</a>
> 
> Tell me.
> 
> Bye,
> 
> Mauro
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Dave Robbins wrote:
> 
>> Hello All,
>> 
>> I'm seeing some really odd behaviour, I hope someone can tell me what
>> i'm  doing wrong. I've written some jsp/servlet code with Forte 4.0,
>> created a  war file and deployed it on Tomcat 4.0.4. ( I deployed it
>> by putting the  war file in the webapps dir and restarting Tomcat) The
>> war file was  my_stuff.war so the url is 
>> 
>> http://localhost:8080/my_stuff/index.jsp
>> 
>> That works fine. As I started developing a little code I got to a
>> point I  wanted a link back to the entry of the site, I thought
>> 
>> <a href="/index.jsp">Back to Top</a>
>> 
>> would do the job. But this link pointed to
>>   
>> http://localhost:8080/my_stuff/servlet/index.jsp
>> 
>> I was confused so to simplify things I went back to index.jsp and put
>> a  link to itself in the file. When you mouse over the link, the
>> address it  point to is
>> 
>> http://localhost:8080/index.jsp
>> 
>> Shouldn't Tomcat be prepending
>> 
>> http://localhost:8080/my_stuff
>> 
>> onto any link I specify like this
>> 
>> <a href="/somefile.jsp">My Link</a>
>> 
>> I'm playing around with what's called a model 2 architecture where a
>> jsp  page calls a servlet which does some data processing and then
>> forwards the  request to another jsp page and I'm not having any
>> trouble with path's when  I forward the request, just with links in
>> the jsp pages.
>> 
>> what's really maddening is that in playing around with this I've seen
>> it  work correctly and seen it fail. Obviously I'm doing something
>> boneheaded,  any ideas??
>> 
>> Dave
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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