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From Ben Souther <>
Subject Re: Linking/forwarding GET requests using Default servlet or other Tomcat feature
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2005 16:37:38 GMT
jsp-file that is.

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 12:36, Ben Souther wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 12:19, Rob Hunt wrote:
> > I'm running a stand-alone (no Apache front-end) TC 5.0.19 server on a WinXP box.
 I have a webapp that has a /teams directory that contains gameScores.htm, teamStandings.htm
and scoreForm.htm.  I also have a /playoffs directory (can you tell this is a sports-related
site?) directory that has the **exact same files**.  
> > 
> > Now, I'd like to keep a single copy of the 3 files in one directory and have some
<servlet-mapping>s  in web.xml that would "forward" the request from /playoffs to /teams
**WITHOUT** the HTTP client being aware of a 'redirect.'  That is, I don't want to issue an
HTTP redirect, and WinXP doesn't have file linking like Unix.  Is there some hook in the Default
servlet (or other TC-supplied class) that would allow one to do something like the following:
> > 
> >   <servlet>
> >     <servlet-name>playoffs</servlet-name>
> >     <servlet-class>...DefaultServlet (or whatever)</servlet-class>
> >     <init-param>
> >       <param-name>FORWARD</param-name>
> >       <param-value>/teams</param-value>
> >     </init-param>
> >   </servlet>
> >   <servlet-mapping>
> >     <servlet-name>playoffs</servlet-name>
> >     <url-pattern>/playoffs/*</url-pattern>
> >   </servlet-mapping>
> > 
> > 
> > The idea is I'm being very lazy and hoping that there is a feature in the default
servlet (or other TC-supplied filter/class) that will allow this without me having to write
same.  (Of, if someone has some code they'd like to share...)
> > 
> The servlet-entry in web.xml can take a jsp-page parameter instead of a servlet-class
> If you define your JSP as a servlet, you can create as many mappings to it as you like.
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