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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Servlet mapping problem
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:04:32 GMT


>However, I am sure about the fact, that you cannot map a single url
such as
>(Yes, you can define a mapping of "/", but that maps to EVERY request,
>to the root url only.)

No.  You're mistaking the default configuration for something that's
hard-coded.  Out of the box, "/" is mapped to Tomcat's DefaultServlet,
which handles static content.  This is routine for other containers as
well and is not a particular Tomcat trick.  

Per the servlet spec, / is the default mapping also, so anything that's
not matched by other mappings will end up there.

So, here's one way to change things:
- Explicitly map the things you want handled by Tomcat's DefaultServlet
to it, e.g.
ern>.  Same for *.htm, *.gif, *.jpg, *.png, etc.
- Map any servlet of your choice to URL pattern /.
- Ensure that rest of your app has no unmapped pages, i.e. ones that'll
propagate to /.


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