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From "Allistair Crossley" <>
Subject RE: webapps ROOT folder significance
Date Sat, 04 Dec 2004 16:25:59 GMT
In versions prior to 5.5, you could make your own webapp the root context by using an empty
path attribute on the Context for your web application. However, in 5.5 you cannot do this
and *must* use the ROOT folder for your web application *if* you want the web application
accessible from http://server:8080
I would be interested also to hear from the dev team, why a user cannot package a web application
with a webapp folder they desire and deploy this as root. Afterall, is forcing the webapp
folder name not binding the user to Tomcat?

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Savitha 'n' Narahari [] 
	Sent: Sat 04/12/2004 06:54 
	To: Tomcat Users List 
	Subject: Re: webapps ROOT folder significance

	BTW, I am using Tomcat 5.5.3 with  jdk 1.5 with jre 1.5 also.
	--- Savitha 'n' Narahari <> wrote:
	> Hello:
	> What is the significance of TOMCAT webapps\ROOT folder ?
	> I know it contains the startup page but which server.xml entry tells it to go to the
ROOT folder
	> by default.
	> I know that some Context entry has everything got to do with it but cannot put my finger
on the
	> correct entry.
	> There is not Context entry in my conf/server.xml file.  I did not see a Defaultcontext
	> What am I missing ?
	> I want to create my own startup page for http://localhost:8080 but could not find how.
	> WANT to replace the webapps/ROOT with my own folder.
	> I want to be able to change it thru some setting where http://localhost:8080 points
	> webapps/narahari folder.
	> Thanks for your time and if this question has been answered please pardon me.
	> Regards,
	> -Narahari
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