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From ALEX HYDE <alex.h...@btinternet.com>
Subject Re: Filters
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2005 14:29:16 GMT
Carl,

I'm quite new to this but I'd guess that the Filter is
instantiated at start-up by Tomcat. You might direct
your new requests, plus the old requests for the asp
pages, to Tomcat, using say Apache. Using a filter you
could intercept *.asp and then forward/redirect to the
new resource.

--- Carl Olivier <carl.olivier@unysen.co.uk> wrote:

> Greetings.
>  
> I have a questions regarding Filter servlets.  If a
> request is made for a
> non-existent/non *.jsp or servlet URI - will the
> Filter be instantiated?
> Reason I ask is because I want to interect old
> bookmarked requests for an
> old site - which has been migrated to a new tomcat
> based JSP site - however
> the old site was ASP based.
>  
> Many users of the old site would have bookmarked
> something like:
> /index.asp?PageID=16 or something similar - and I am
> hoping to be able to
> intercept that - using a Filter seemed a logical
> choice - and send back a
> redirect to the new URL /some.jsp for those
> requests.
>  
> Thanks in advance,
>  
> Carl
> 
> 
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