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From John Villar <john.vil...@florhard.com>
Subject [OFF-TOPIC] Re: Traversing up a directory using RequestDispatcher
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2004 12:26:41 GMT
isn't Xeth a biblic name? i have a friend that is called Seth, he told 
me its roots are from the (cristian) bible.....

John Villar
Gerente de Proyectos
Computadores Flor Hard Soft 2058 C.A.
www.florhard.com



Allistair Crossley escribió:

>shame about the surname lol (sorry xeth just kidding)
>ADC
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Shapira, Yoav [mailto:Yoav.Shapira@mpi.com]
>>Sent: 17 September 2004 13:17
>>To: Tomcat Users List; Xeth Waxman
>>Subject: RE: Traversing up a directory using RequestDispatcher
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>>Hi,
>>First of all, Xeth is the best name I've seen in a long time -- cool!
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>>>I have a bizarre issue.  Using Tomcat 5.0.12, I have an 
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>>application in
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>>>the directory C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12\webapps called ChargeCard.
>>>After loggin in, I am trying to forward a request to jsp page in that
>>>directory.  However, RequestDispatcher apparently uses the directory
>>>C:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12\webapps\ROOT as the Document root, so I need
>>>to go up a directory in my forward request (something like url =
>>>"../ChargeCard/index.jsp";)  However, RequestDispatcher requires a /
>>>to start off the url, so I can't use the ../ start to go up a
>>>directory.  Does anyone have an idea how I would do this?  I 
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>>tried url
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>>>= "/../ChargeCard/index.jsp";, but that results in a
>>>NullPointerException being thrown.  All help is appreciated!
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>>The RequestDispatcher's behavior is constrained by the Servlet
>>Specification.  Its JavaDoc has an explanation on how it resolves
>>relative links: the leading slash for the getRequestDispatcher call is
>>not really absolute, it's relative to the webapp's docBase.
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>>There's no reason Tomcat would use ROOT as the docBase, unless you're
>>actually in the root webapp.  What is the docBase for your webapp?
>>(Hint: it's not c:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.12\webapps, it's a subdirectory
>>under it, unless you've explicitly defined a Context with the webapp
>>docBase) (in which case, if you kept the default Host 
>>appBase, you have
>>a bad configuration).
>>
>>Yoav
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