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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: WAR file not expanded on deployment
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 05:06:31 GMT
At 09:36 PM 1/19/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>IIS 5.0, Tomcat 4.1.29, Windows XP and 2000
>I am trying to use the Tomcat/ISAPI Redirection installer from
>It looks for contexts to map by listing everything in <TOMCAT>/webapps that
>is not ROOT, therefore I need my app expanded on deployment.
>Currently for some readon I cannot get my WAR to be expanded. I have an
><App>.war and an <app>-context.xml file copied into the webapps/ directiory
>on deployment, and even after I restart Tomcat it will not expand.  However
>if I do not include an <app>-context.xml in the webapps dir in does expand
>the WAR.
>Any clue what is going on? How can I get the behavior that I want?

Sure, upgrade to Tomcat5.  It has the behavior you want.  Tomcat 4.1.xx 
behaves exactly as you describe.  It isn't a bug, its a feature.  Tomcat5 
simply has a different feature :-)


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