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From "Hume, John - NA US HQ Delray" <john.h...@cruisesonly.com>
Subject RE: ServletRequest's path elements not updated by calls to getReq uestDispatcher()
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2004 20:13:12 GMT
www.apple.com/ipodmini does a redirect to www.apple.com/ipodmini/, which is
the same behavior you get from a webserver (I believe most of them, but
definitely IIS) when requesting a directory without the trailing slash.  (I
seem to recall that Microsoft calls it a "courtesy redirect".)  

If you can redirect these requests to the actual location of the page that's
serving the request, your life will get easier when it comes to relative
hrefs/srcs.  

Even if you want to hide the location of your JSP, which is not a bad idea,
to live up to what apple does your page only has to work with one URL ...
and the other one gets redirected to the one that works.

-john.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Weissman [mailto:aweissman@nyc.yamaha.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:54 PM
To: 'Tomcat Users List'
Subject: RE: ServletRequest's path elements not updated by calls to
getRequestDispatcher()


Ok, so what was said about using img src="/foo.gif" theoretically seems
true, but in practice it does not work. 

And I don't have the ability to mandate a request.getContextPath() for
every 
Link on the site.

All I want to do is do what apple does if you go to
www.apple.com/ipodmini or www.apple.com/ipodmini/ you get the same page.
This shouldn't be that hard, but whats the best way to do it?  

Should I just start using Apache's mod_rewrite?

Thanks again,
Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: Shapira, Yoav [mailto:Yoav.Shapira@mpi.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:42 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: RE: ServletRequest's path elements not updated by calls to
getRequestDispatcher()


Howdy,

>No, if you use img="/foo.gif"
>then '/' ALWAYS indicates to the browser to request it from the domain
>root.

Yeah, but you don't want to do that because what if the context path
changes?  A relative link would be better, and it's good that the
original poster is already trying to do that, e.g. ../foo.gif.  Consider
using request.getContextPath() + "/images/foo.gif".

Yoav Shapira



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