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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Deploying in ROOT folder using a war file
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2005 20:21:10 GMT
Gautam Gothoskar wrote:

- Name your web-app ROOT.war
- Put your web-app outside the appbase and place a ROOT.xml in the appbase


> Hi!
>   I have the following issue:
>   I have a war file (myapp.war) which when deployed in
> tomcat is accessible by using the url
> http://localhost:8080/myapp. Tomcat creates a folder
> called 'myapp' in the webapps directory. But I need to
> configure the app in such a way that the the app is
> accessible without any context path
> (http://localhost:8080). This is possible if I copy
> the expanded files from myapp folder into the ROOT
> folder. But how do I tell tomcat to extract the files
> into the ROOT folder instead of creating a 'myapp'
> folder for deployment?
>    I tried using myapp.xml file in the webapps folder
> and adding the following content to it:
>    <Context path="" docBase="myapp.war" debug="0">
>    </Context>
>    What this does is it creates the myapp folder but
> the application is accessible using both urls:
> http://localhost:8080/myapp as well as
> http://localhost:8080/. I also see that 2 servlet
> instances are loaded in memory.
>    Any help will be appreciated.
>  Thanks,
>  Gautam.
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