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From Milt Epstein <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Loads Deleted Context?
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:22:22 GMT
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Josh Rehman wrote:

> Remy Maucherat wrote:
> > 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.
> If you're really in love with this idea, then why not, at the very
> least, comment out the server.xml Context for the poor, unsuspecting

FWIW, the <Context> tag in the distributed server.xml is commented out.

> users, and include a note saying, "By the way, you shouldn't edit
> contexts here. Edit them at x/y/z/mycontext.xml". Then at least
> people will be merely annoyed rather than actively frustrated trying
> to figure out why their contexts aren't going away.
> Just a suggestion.

And a good one.

I don't think Remy's suggestion above is unreasonable -- AS LONG AS
IT'S DOCUMENTED (sorry for shouting).  Especially if it's as simple as
adding a few lines in server.xml.  (Well, it would be nice if it were
added to the server configuration documentation as well.)

Milt Epstein
Research Programmer
Integration and Software Engineering (ISE)
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

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