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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject RE: DTD for server.xml??
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:13:49 GMT

On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Geiglein, Gary wrote:

> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 12:18:53 -0500
> From: "Geiglein, Gary" <>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <>
> To: Tomcat Users List <>
> Subject: RE: DTD for server.xml??
> It might be useful to have a reference DTD for server.xml included in
> the documentation for tomcat as delivered by apache. But not actually
> reference it in the "DOCTYPE" declaration in server.xml
> This would give users a single place to reference for constructing a
> valid server.xml file while not constraining an admin from extending the
> system.

There is no such thing and cannot be -- DTDs cannot express the reality of
what works and what doesn't.

However, there *is* reference documentation for what is valid in each
element, and what can be nested where.  It's even included with Tomcat for


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