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From "Chris Ward" <cw...@horizon-asset.co.uk>
Subject RE: Repeated "load-on-startup" niggle
Date Sun, 25 Jan 2004 16:11:46 GMT

Hi Joe,

I'm not sure exactly what your query is but the setup I have is a "/"
and a "/hal" Context.  The Filter I am using to direct any requests to
"/" to "/hal" lives in the WEB-INF/classes dir of the "/" context.

In my case I used the Tomcat default dir of "../webapps/ROOT" for the
"/" docBase.

Further. the configuration for the Filter and the URL pattern to
fire it is in the web.xml file in that same WEB-INF dir.  I do use
"/*" as the URL pattern, but remember that these URL patterbs are
relative
to the Context the web.xml file is in.

i.e.

webapps/ROOT/WEB_INF/web.xml	 
URL pattern of "/*" matches http://myserver/*

webapps/hal/WEB_INF/web.xml
URL pattern of "/*" matches http://myserver/hal/*

Sorry if I've missed your point.

Regards,
Chris


> 
> Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> 
> >Howdy,
> >A javax.servlet.Filter is one nice clean way.
> >  
> >
> Apologies if this is dumb q: Googling the jakarta site and 
> reading the 
> tomcat o'reilly have left me confused on this.
> 
> Isn't the filter part of web app?  From jakarta:
> 
> > Filters are configured in the deployment descriptor of a web 
> > application
> 
> And in o'reilly the filter and filter-mappnig tags are 
> discussed in the 
> web.xml section. 
> Doesn't this raise a namespace issue?  If your servlet-mapping is to 
> /foo, then a filter on /* seems like it will either never 
> fire, or else 
> be ambiguous with other /* filters in other web apps (such as 
> the /bar 
> webapp, with it's own /* filter). 
> 
> The original poster had a /hal context and a / context.  Does 
> the filter 
> solution require the / context to remain?  Or is that unneeded?
> 
> thanks for any unconfusion,
> -joe
> 
> 
> 
> 
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