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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Loads Deleted Context?
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 08:19:27 GMT
Josh Rehman wrote:
> Amen to that brother. I wasted a lot of time having an old context load 
> up on me with TC5 when I had removed it from server.xml.
> Very, very bad idea tomcat developers!

Glad you like it :)
BTW, it's not going to change. Just stop using server.xml for your 
context declarations and you'll be fine.

> Note that they *can't* delete that directory because you might have 
> modified something by hand, and presumably that would be even worse. (Of 
> course, you could check to see if anything had changed before deleting, 
> this safer deletion is possible.)
> Bottom line is that any piece of server software should have 
> "reversable" behavior - if I make a change to a config file, and change 
> it back, then the server should act the same way before the change was 
> made at all. Tomcat doesn't do this, and that's very bad.
> Now, if I am wrong about this, please correct me. I'm all ears!

Rémy Maucherat
Developer & Consultant
JBoss Group (Europe) SàRL

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