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From Darryl Miles <>
Subject Re: 2.4 servlet spec compliance (getContextPath)
Date Mon, 15 May 2006 05:50:37 GMT
Bill Barker wrote:
> "Carlin Rogers" <> wrote in message 
> Pretty much all of them have been discussed at length on dev@tomcat and/or 
> BZ.  The archives are your friend :).
>> Is there information on any other areas of the spec that Tomcat has chosen
>> not to implement or conform to? Granted, the spec is not always clear and
>> there's room for interpretation, but it would be nice to know in advance
>> where one might see divergence in containers. Thanks for any info.

As a result of your report it prompted me to suggest that such a 
resource exist, check out the developers list for my mails on the subject.

> Off the top of my head:
> 1)  Extension-mapped welcome-pages -- Tomcat requires a physical resource to 
> be present to use it.
> 2)  Flush after a forward -- The following doesn't work as expected:
>     try {
>         rd.forward(request, response);
>     } finally {
>        doSomeLongAndComplexDbUpdate(request, response);
>     }
> 3)  Tomcat catches most cases, but doesn't strictly enforce that the 
> Request/Response passed to an include/forward *must* be either the original 
> Request/Response, or a Request/ResponseWrapper that wraps the orignal 
> Request/Response.

I'm happy to collate all these issues from developers and users alike 
feel free the email me privately to allow me to draft out some reference 
documentation for each issue individually.


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