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From Jon Wingfield <>
Subject Re: external parameters to tomcat (how?)
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2003 09:52:52 GMT
erm. can't you just use init parameters in the web.xml: section 
SRV.2.3.2 in the servlet 2.3 spec.
If the location is for one servlet use a servlet init param otherwise 
use a servlet context init param. In the latter case you can access it 
in your servlet by doing (for example):

String value = getServletConfig().getServletContext().

If you need to access an external file you can use an init param as a 
path to the file.
Then access it using:
standard java io (if file is outside the container)



tim wrote:

> I would like to specify the location of a configuration file to tomcat 
> which indicates the location of parameters used by some of my servlets. 
> What is the best practice for doing this?  Particularly I want to be 
> able to get access to the location in any of my servlets.
> Thanks
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