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From "Allistair Crossley" <>
Subject RE: Where to put context.xml?
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2005 13:28:13 GMT

Thanks. I am pretty sure that earlier 5.5 implementations needed /ROOT specified for the older
5.0 "" empty path. Looks like it's either changed back to 5.0's method or I read something

Thanks in either case,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caldarale, Charles R []
> Sent: 13 September 2005 14:25
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: RE: Where to put context.xml?
> > From: Allistair Crossley [] 
> > Subject: RE: Where to put context.xml?
> > 
> > <Context path="/ROOT" docBase="/home/tomcat/applications/"
> >          debug="0" reloadable="true" >
> > </Context>
> To again quote from the Tomcat doc for the path attribute of the
> <Context> element:
> "The value of this field must not be set except when 
> statically defining
> a Context in server.xml, as it will be infered [sic] from the 
> filenames
> used for either the .xml context file or the docBase."
> Also note that placing <Context> tags is server.xml is strongly
> discouraged.
>  - Chuck
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