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From Jeanfrancois Arcand <>
Subject Re: org.apache.catalina.HttpRequest.setRequestURI() and valves
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2004 16:21:12 GMT

Green, Jeffrey wrote:

>Hello all.  Using valves in Tomcat 4, we successfully managed to intercept
>requests to specific contexts and direct them elsewhere.  For example, we
>could intercept all requests to /SECRETWEBAPP and redirect them to /.  
>In order to accomplish this, we used valves which would call
>setRequestURI("/") on all requests that were prefixed with "/SECRETWEBAPP".
>Unfortunately, this technique no longer seems to work with Tomcat 5.  Does
>anyone know if anything changed regarding such usage of this method or if
>there is a better way to do this? 
Yes, the HTTP Mapper has been completely re-written. The mapping occurs 
*before* entering the pipeline (valve) instead of *after* in Tomcat 4. 
You may want to try a re-direct instead. Something like:

if ( bla bla)

-- Jeanfrancois

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