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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: web.xml question
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 04:04:17 GMT


On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Erik Price wrote:

> Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:00:35 -0500
> From: Erik Price <eprice@ptc.com>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: web.xml question
>
>
>
> Pooleery, Manoj wrote:
> > Is there some documentation regarding this?  I remember this used to work
> > earlier.  is this the case only with tomcat or with all app servers?
> >
> > I tried out different options like putting /servlets or /servlet before the
> > servlet class, but the only time it worked was when I specified the servlet
> > class in the web.xml AND a <servlet-mapping> entry as well.  My question is,
> > is this a standard being followed universally?
>
> This raises a good point -- considering that probably 99% of tutorials
> and books teach "Hello World" using the invoker servlet, I'm surprised
> there isn't a strong warning that this functionality has been disabled
> on the front page of the Tomcat pages.
>
> Then again, a big warning about the introduction of superglobals and
> deprecation of register_globals on the PHP site didn't do anything to
> stop the tide of confusion, so maybe it'd be for naught.
>

If people don't read the release notes, they aren't going to read warnings
anywhere else either :-).

>
> Erik

Craig


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