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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: context path question
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:03:07 GMT
Use HttpServeletRequest.getContextPath() to get the context path.


Daniel Watrous wrote:

> Hello,
> I am have written some filters for a shopcart application.  I intend
> for parts of this applicaiton to be reused in other web applications
> by including it as a JAR file.
> For authentication I have the file AdministratorAuthFilter, which
> checks for a session value indicating that the user has logged in. 
> The trouble comes with the following line:
> response.sendRedirect("/simplecart/");
> My development application is simplecart and so when I deploy to
> tomcat I have a URL like "http://localhost:8080/simplecart/" which
> serves as my root.  If I include this filter in another application as
> part of a JAR that application will end up with another root, such as
> "http://localhost:8080/mycart/".  So the line above in my filter that
> includes the literal "simplecart" breaks.
> I have searched for something related to the context or context path.
> All suggestions appreciated.

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