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From Ben <>
Subject Re: Search engine friendly URLs
Date Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:34:02 GMT
Thanks everyone.

I guess I would have to use the Url Rewrite Filter by Paul Tuckey. I
thought there was a better way of doing this.


On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 09:04:37 -0400, Shapira, Yoav <> wrote:
> Hi,
> You can also do this with one (or more, if you want, depending on the
> exact requirements) Filters.  That prevents the need for a separate
> servlet and any associated session overhead, so the performance argument
> is even more moot.
> Yoav Shapira
> Millennium Research Informatics
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Steffen Heil []
> >Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 11:18 AM
> >To: 'Tomcat Users List'
> >Subject: AW: Search engine friendly URLs
> >
> >Hi
> >
> >> If you want to be able to scale your application, you need to be able
> to
> >move the static image handling out of tomcat to a separate web server.
> >Using
> >Tomcat to handle both application chores and web serving chores will
> limit
> >the overall scalability of your system.
> >
> >I strongly disagree.
> >Tomcat is nearly as fast as apache in serving images.
> >So, yes, you can save a little time using apache, BUT remeber that the
> >apache slows tomcat down. You need cpu-cycles for apache, for mod_jk
> and
> >additionally for tomcat. Those cycles for apache and mod_jk are not
> >nessesary, since tomcat can work standalone.
> >So the question comes down to decide wether the overhead of handling
> apache
> >and mod_jk for dynamic content is smaller then the difference of apache
> and
> >tomcat in serving images. I guess with current versions of tomcat the
> >overhead to apache and mod_jk is even bigger.
> >Hence, tomcat alone will be faster.
> >(Please also consider, that static content will mostly be taken from
> the
> >browsers cache, whereas dynamic content needs to be received from
> tomcat.
> >That means that the time won by using apache for static content needs
> to be
> >a magnitude higher than the overhead of mod_jk. That's simply not the
> >case.)
> >
> >Tomcat cannot do rewriting, that is correct, but it does not need to:
> >I use url such as:
> >  /content/pages/test.htm
> >where content is mapped to my servlet.
> >The parameter is simply the rest of the url.
> >
> >You could do:
> >  http://localhost/
> >and parse the rest of the url to
> >  section = books
> >and
> >  subsection = architecture
> >
> >Simply map to your servlet.
> >
> >Reagrds,
> >  Steffen
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