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From Markus Schönhaber <>
Subject Re: writing files with a web application
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2006 15:17:31 GMT
Peter Crowther wrote:
> > From: SOA Work []
> Check the Servlet Spec (version 2.4 is at
> ) for questions of this kind.
> From memory in both cases (so treat with caution):
> > 1.) am I allowed to call main methods or programms in my web
> > applicatio?
> If you wish to be spec-compliant, no.  However, it should work depending
> on Tomcat's security settings.
> > 2.) am I allowed to write files on the disk from within an
> > web application? If I am, something went wrong while trieing ;-)
> > Can i write anywhere or have I to write to my application dir
> > or to temp dir or something.
> If you wish to be spec-compliant, you can only write to a temporary
> directory that you ask the context for.  However, this may or may not be
> enforced depending on Tomcat's security settings.

I couldn't find any hint that either action would violate the spec. If I 
simply missed the relevant parts, could you please point me in the right 


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