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From Ben Souther <>
Subject Re: urls not conforming to the standards problem
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2004 11:54:54 GMT
Those are path parameters.

Here's an excerpt from the Servlet Specs (SRV 4.1) regarding path

Path parameters that are part of a GET request (as defined by HTTP 1.1)
are not exposed by these APIs. They must be parsed from the String
values returned by the getRequestURI method or the getPathInfo method.

On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 05:26, Michael Cornell wrote:
> I am having a problem with the way Tomcat handles urls that do not conform
> to the standards regarding get parameters..
> As we all know this looks like
> My problem is that an incoming request url comes in as:
> V0?_requestid=549
> The api however simply removes a part of this and the HttpServletRequest
> Object only has _requestid=549 as its get parameter.
> So the solution I need is one that will transparently convert  ;jsessionid
> into some variable (eg xyz) as the request comes in and then convert this
> BACK into ;jessionid on the way out (so the user cannot see any difference,
> but I can see the jsessionid variable)
> I know there are some solutions using Apache's mod_rewrite, but I would like
> to use Tomcat and jk2 (I think this is right).
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might approach this problem?
> /m
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