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From Tim Diggins <subscri...@red56.co.uk>
Subject Re: Convert URL path from directory/ to directory/index.htm (Spring related)
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2005 13:16:15 GMT
Hi Andy -

Control of what to handle in tomcat and how to forward is fairly 
limited. (someone posted the relevant parts of the servlet spec)

What I do is have tomcat forward all requests to spring, except for ones 
I really want tomcat's "default" servlet to handle (static stuff like 
images, css), so I have the following in the web.xml

     <servlet-mapping>
         <servlet-name>default</servlet-name>
         <url-pattern>*.gif</url-pattern>
     </servlet-mapping>
     <servlet-mapping>
         <servlet-name>default</servlet-name>
         <url-pattern>*.png</url-pattern>
     </servlet-mapping>
     <servlet-mapping>
         <servlet-name>default</servlet-name>
         <url-pattern>*.css</url-pattern>
     </servlet-mapping>
     <servlet-mapping>
         <servlet-name>my_spring_dispatcher</servlet-name>
         <url-pattern>/</url-pattern>
     </servlet-mapping>

The control you have on url-mapping is much finer in spring - so why not 
do everything you want there... This __does__ mean you have to handle 
404 etc type problems within spring (but again, quite easy to have a 
catch-all handler for these).

I only do the "default" mappings so spring doesn't need to handle 
obviously static resouces.

hth

Tim

Andy wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Is there anyway to get Tomcat to convert a request such as
> myserver.com/directory into myserver.com/directory/index.htm.
> 
> The reason for this is that in Spring you have to specify a
> wild card to match against the URL path in order to invoke
> the DispatcherServlet, if this wild card is *.htm then a
> requested without index.htm in it results in a 404 from Tomcat.
> 
> i.e. myserver.com/directory
>      - gives a 404 response
>      myserver.com/directory/index.htm
>      - invokes Spring to deal with the request
> 
> Perhaps this is an issue I can solve within Spring but
> thought I'd try the Tomcat angle first.
> 
> This is what I have in my web.xml for Spring -
> 
>     <servlet>
>         <servlet-name>abc</servlet-name>
> 
> <servlet-class>org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet</servlet-cl
> ass>
>         <load-on-startup>1</load-on-startup>
>     </servlet>
> 
>     <servlet-mapping>
>         <servlet-name>abc</servlet-name>
>         <url-pattern>*.htm</url-pattern>
>     </servlet-mapping>
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andy.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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