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From Matthew Hixson <>
Subject Re: getting Tomcat 5.0 to serve static content
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2004 16:49:00 GMT

On Jul 8, 2004, at 11:56 PM, wrote:

>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Matthew Hixson
>     I'm using Tomcat 5.0.26 with JBoss 3.2.4.  I'm attempting
>     to upgrade from Tomcat 4.1.something that was included with
>     JBoss 3.2.3.  I cannot figure out how to configure a
>     context so that Tomcat will serve files from a specific
>     directory.  The directory contains images and should be
>     accessible outside of any specific webapp.  The files are
>     stored in /usr/local/watermarks and the URLs to them need
>     to look like
>        <Context path="/watermarks" docBase="/usr/local/watermarks"/>
>        I've read all the docs I could find on the Apache Tomcat
>     site and used Google to find examples and I cannot find
>     anything that tells me how to do this.  In the previous
>     version of Tomcat I had put the above <Context> element
>     into
>     /usr/local/jboss/server/default/deploy/jbossweb-tomcat41.sar
>     /META-INF/
>     jboss-service.xml.  But in Tomcat 5.0 it looks like that
>     has moved to jbossweb-tomcat50.sar/server.xml.
> If you read the docs enough times it suggests that the Context element
> should be an <anyName>.xml, in {catalina.home}/conf/host/
> Where it hides, just the <Context> element in an xml file per app.
> (I found it useful to name the file after the app)
> HTH DaveP

I did see that in the docs and tried it.  Still didn't work.  I don't 
know if I'm seeing strange behavior because of the way Tomcat is 
embedded in JBoss or what.

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