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From "Collins, Jim" <>
Subject Can't get DefaultContext value
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2003 16:21:36 GMT

I am trying to access an environment value that is defined in the server.xml
file like this:

<DefaultContext ...>
  <Environment name="formatFile" value="/myfile.txt"
         type="java.lang.String" override="true"/>

In my code I do a lookup like this:


But this fails. If I declare the environment in the context.xml then the
lookup works (or I can have a env-entry in the web.xml file).

What I would really like to do is have a default value in the web.xml or
context.xml file but have the ability to override this in the server.xml
file. I have tried setting override="false" in the context.xml file but it
does not pick up the value in server.xml.

One thing I did notice if after the servlet has initialised and I do another
lookup while servicing a client request the value in server.xml is returned.

If anyone has any ideas how I can override values in web.xml/context.xml
with a value in a DefaultContext in server.xml it would be appreciated.



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