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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: how do i prevent tomcat5 from adding trailing slash?
Date Sat, 02 Jul 2005 02:29:55 GMT

"Edmund Urbani" <> wrote in message
> hi!
> i ran into some trouble with tomcat5 and its slash adding behaviour.
> there's this MS WebFolder client (M$ for WebDAV), that does not seem to
> be able to cope with status 302 redirects in some situations. in order
> to work around this problem i modified the class
> org.apache.tomcat.util.http.mapper.Mapper, so it would not add a
> trailing slash for an URL like http://host:8080/slide. But since I
> really don't want to (and usually don't need to) change anything about
> tomcat, I'd rather have a configuration option for this. I know that the
> old tomcat4 did not do redirects for this either, so I thought maybe
> someone would add a config option to revert to that old behaviour.
> if not, is there a any way to prevent this redirect without modifying
> tomcat5's source?

I'm too lazy to look at the commit log to see what TC 5 version it was 
changed in, but if you use <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern> for your webdav 
servlet instead of <url-pattern>/</url-pattern>, Tomcat will not send the 
302 response for a directory request.

> Cheers,
> Edmund 

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