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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: symbolic links in webapps
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2004 19:07:08 GMT

The spirit of the Servlet Specification is to make webapps
self-contained entities that are also portable.  Symlinks are not
portable and defeat self-containment.

Your options: 
- Have two copies of the JSPs (should be no big deal, since you should
have one copy in source control and do a clean deploy of apps as needed
when the source changes)
- Set allowLinking="true" for the folder and symlink the JSPs themselves
(but not the webapps' folder).

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Philippe Mathieu []
>Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 2:58 PM
>To: Tomcat User List
>Subject: symbolic links in webapps
>Because i want to share several JSP pages between two webapps, i am
>symbolic links in one of them, pointing to the other.
>Unfortunately it seems that it doesn't work :-(
>I use Tomcat 5 under linux Debian
>Does anyone have a solution and/or an explanation ?
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