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From David Kerber <>
Subject Re: Multi-level context paths possible in TC 5.5.9?
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:38:51 GMT
It does help; thanks for the explanation.


Trung Nguyen wrote:
> David,
> Set "crossContext" to true if you want calls within this application to ServletContext.getContext()
to successfully return a request dispatcher for other web applications running on this virtual
host. Set to false (the default) in security conscious environments, to make getContext()
always return null.
> Hope this help.....
> ---Trung
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kerber []
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 2:47 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: Multi-level context paths possible in TC 5.5.9?
> Awesome!!!!!!!  Worked first time.  I had tried messing with context 
> paths in an application .xml, but never thought to try the server.xml.
> One question:  what does the "crossContext" flag do?  Or is that what 
> lets it look to a different path for the context path?  The help files I 
> looked through don't list it...
> Thanks a bunch!!
> Trung Nguyen wrote:
>>You can do this by modify the server.xml file from $TOMAT_HOME/conf/ directory:
>><Host name="" debug="0" unpackWARs="true">
>>	<Context path="/level1/level2" docBase="/usr/var/apps/SiteData" debug="0" reloadable="true"
crossContext="true" />
>>Where docBase is where you store your app. (SiteData)
>>Hope this help....
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: David Kerber []
>>Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 1:47 PM
>>To: Tomcat Users List
>>Subject: Multi-level context paths possible in TC 5.5.9?
>>I am trying to migrate a webapp from SilverStream 3.7.5 to Tomcat, while 
>>keeping the same URL for my users.  Right now, they hit it at 
>><port>/level1/level2/Login.jsp, where level1 is a 
>>database name, and level2 is a name we assigned.
>>The .war that provides the content is called SiteData.war, so when I 
>>deploy it to tomcat, it shows up at context path /SiteData.  I would 
>>love it if Tomcat could present the same stuff at the /level1/level2 
>>path.  If I have to deploy it as individual files instead of in a .war 
>>file, that's ok to, as would be other mods to path names, etc.  If 
>>someone could just give me some hints, I'd be very grateful.
>>BTW, I spent several hours googling and searching newsgroups, and found 
>>nothing showing multi-level context paths, so I don't even know for sure 
>>if it's possible.

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