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From "Mike Curwen" <g_dev...@globallyboundless.com>
Subject RE: How to "start" a web app?
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2004 16:15:08 GMT
Michael, my email was specifically in reply to David.Pawson's. I thought
I'd point that out in case you took anything personally in my previous
email. I bother to point it out because you asked the same question
three times. Where I come from, that's "ridicule by repetition", but I
could be mistaking your intent.

Sarcasm aside, it's an interesting thought process you must have gone
through to start off with  "Right", and then proceed to point out how
it's wrong. 
 
The point I was attempting to make is that there is nothing wrong with
the docs, and that they are not missing "Essential Information".  Unless
someone can tell me how the 3rd bullet on the docs I linked to allows a
person to infer "recursion", I don't think the docs need changing. 

Perhaps it's the use of 'subdirectory'. If it was changed to read "Any
directory within the Application Base directory", would that avoid this
miscomprehension? 

If not, then I come back to my first question of the previous email. In
your entire life as programmer, when is it appropriate to assume a
process is recursive, when it is not explicitly documented to be so? 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Labhard [mailto:m.labhard@comcast.net] 
> Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 10:29 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: How to "start" a web app?
> 
> 
> Right.  So should we improve the documentation or improve all 
> the readers of 
> the documentation?  Let's see ...  Documentation, or all the 
> readers of the 
> those  docs ... Improve the docs, or all the readers of the docs ...  
> Hmmm ...  What could the answer be?  Boy!  That's a tough one!
> 
> 
> On Friday 09 July 2004 08:19 am, Mike Curwen wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be easier to assume (in all things, not just 
> tomcat docs) 
> > that unless 'recursion' is specifically mentioned, that a given 
> > process is *not* recursive?
> >
> > 
> http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1->
doc/config/host.html#Autom
> > at
> > ic%20Application%20Deployment
> >
> > Where in the 3rd bullet do you get the idea that tomcat 
> would search 
> > recursively through the directory specified in 'appBase' ?
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk [mailto:David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk]
> > > Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 1:41 AM
> > > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > > Subject: RE: How to "start" a web app?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >     -----Original Message-----
> > >     From: QM
> > >     Long story short:  Tomcat does not search the "webapps"
> > >     directory recursively for webapps; it loads contexts that
> > >     are immediate children of the "webapps" directory.
> > >
> > > Essential information.
> > >
> > > I do wish someone would make that explicit in the tomcat 
> > > documentation.
> > >
> > >
> > > regards DaveP.
> > >
> > >
> > > ** snip here **
> > >
> > > --
> >
> > 
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