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From "joelsherriff" <joelsherr...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Any better way to do this?
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2005 00:35:15 GMT
Thanks for the input.  Very appreciated.  There seem to be so many
configuration options in tomcat that I wasn't
sure if I was trying to use filters when something else was already there
waiting for me to use.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Hartung" <willh@msoft.com>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: Any better way to do this?


> > From: "joelsherriff" <joelsherriff@comcast.net>
> > Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 4:16 PM
>
> > I want to setup what is basically a blog server - so that user's must
> login
> > and can then access
> > their personal blog, but nobody elses.  I think I can do this using a
> > servlet filter to trap requests to the
> > blog pages, lookup the user's blog page url using the session info, and
> > modify the request to point
> > to his/her own blog, regardless of what blog they initially requested.
> >
> > Seems like there ought to be a better way but I'm pretty new to tomcat
so
> > .... is there?
>
> Actually that's a perfect way to do it. You simply write the filter,
install
> it, and be done with it. The challenge being integrating with the Blog
> software's registration system, perhaps, but the beauty of the system is
> that the blogging servlets/JSPs/etc. are totally ignorant of the change,
and
> you can move ahead with very little knowledge of how the blogging software
> works or is configured. It's a nice, non-invasive system to do exactly
what
> you want.
>
> Regards,
>
> Will Hartung
> (willh@msoft.com)
>
>
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