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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: questions related to context root configuration on tomcat 4.1.27 ...
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2003 12:51:13 GMT

How does your app look for your app files?  Post that code.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kenneth Tang []
>Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 5:48 PM
>Subject: questions related to context root configuration on tomcat
>            I have questions related to context root configuration on
>tomcat 4.1.27.
>For our company's web application, we put our application specific
>under WEB-INF.  During startup, our application checks if those files
>are there and startup our application based on properties inside the
>files.  We put the war file under <CATALINA_HOME>\webapps and all the
>content of the war file got extracted into <CATALINA_HOME>\webapps.
>Everything works fine. However, problem comes up when we want to set
>context path other than the default one(the war file name)...
>I put <context> element in server.xml and try to use for example,
>"abc/foo" other than just "foo" for the context path.  However, our
>application specific files cannot be found under WEB-INF.  I have
>checked that not all the content of the war file (included our
>application specific files) are extracted to the "workdir" directory
>default <CATALINA_HOME>\work).
>I have tried to use exploded web application structure other than war
>file.  The result is the same.  Only few files got copied into the
>My questions are:
>How can I make tomcat (4.1) extract / unjar all context from the war to
>the "workdir" in this case (use context path other than the default)?
>Or, is there any way that I can set tomcat (4.1) to extract some
>particular files from the war file into the "workdir" during startup
>Thanks a lot,

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