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From Justin Ruthenbeck <>
Subject RE: Clarification on Filters
Date Wed, 28 Apr 2004 18:41:49 GMT
At 07:36 AM 4/28/2004, you wrote:

>What happens if you simply declare the filter in conf/web.xml just as
>you would in your webapp's web.xml?  Are you unsure of the syntax of
>declaring a filter?  (It's in the servlet specification).
>Yoav Shapira
>Millennium Research Informatics

Keep in mind that if you do this, you'll have to make the filter 
available to the container's classloader.  Put it in 
$TOMCAT_HOME/server/lib or $TOMCAT_HOME/shared/lib, depending on what you 
want the visibility to be.


> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: David Ramsey []
> >Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:32 AM
> >To: Tomcat Users List
> >Subject: Clarification on Filters
> >
> >I am aware that I can set an encoding filter per web app in each web
> >app's web.xml file. This would let me set default encoding to UTF-8.
> >(Tomcat 4 appears to be Western ISO by default?)
> >
> >But if my website is intended for internal usage only as an enterprise
> >application in a European nation, I would want every web app to default
> >to  UTF-8.
> >
> >Now it seems to me that I ought to be able to set that filter globally
> >in the $TOMCAT_HOME/conf/web.xml file but I've not yet figured out how
> >to do it. Thus I have two questions.
> >
> >1. Is this the best way to set the entire container to UTF-8 encoding?
> >
> >2. If it is, can someone give me an example of how I might do that with
> >the $TOMCAT_HOM/conf/web.xml file?
> >
> >
> >Thanks in advance!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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