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From "Allistair Crossley" <>
Subject RE: Where to put context.xml?
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:08:25 GMT
Nearly. Rename your file ROOT.xml and a path of /ROOT and you're away. The other alternative
is create in your web application folder META-INF/context.xml


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Lai []
> Sent: 13 September 2005 10:07
> To:
> Subject: Where to put context.xml?
> This is probably an obvious question to most but I am new with tomcat 
> 5.5 so I am still trying to figure things out.  I want to 
> create a web 
> project with the document base in /home/tomcat/applications 
> as opposed 
> to the normal webapps folder.  This is what I have in my server.xml:
> <Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
>   <GlobalNamingResources>
>     <!-- Used by Manager webapp -->
>     <Resource name="UserDatabase" auth="Container"
>               type="org.apache.catalina.UserDatabase"
>        description="User database that can be updated and saved"
> factory="org.apache.catalina.users.MemoryUserDatabaseFactory"
>           pathname="conf/tomcat-users.xml" />
>   </GlobalNamingResources>
>   <Service name="Catalina">
>     <Connector port="8081" />
>     <Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost">
>       <!-- <Realm 
> className="org.apache.catalina.realm.UserDatabaseRealm"
>              resourceName="UserDatabase" /> -->
>       <Host name="localhost" debug="0">
>             <Context path="" docBase="/home/tomcat/applications/"
>              debug="0" reloadable="true" />
>       </Host>
>     </Engine>
>   </Service>
> </Server>
> It works when I point my browser to and it 
shows a customized welcome page from my index.jsp.  However, as I 
understand it, <Context> should now be in its own xml file.  I extracted 
the <Context> content and placed it in context.xml.  I placed 
context.xml in $CATALINA_HOME/conf/Catalina/localhost, restarted tomcat 
but now the browser shows nothing.  I also tried placing it in the conf/ 
folder but that doesn't work either.  Where does the file go?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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