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From "Steve Ingraham" <singra...@okcca.net>
Subject RE: Moving Tomcat
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 18:48:29 GMT
>> Here is the website in question:
>> http://www.okcca.net/online/

>You can't tell where things are by looking from the outside; the URLs
used to access the web site can be easily mapped to >various locations
in the file system by servlet-mappings, appBase and docBase attributes,
filters, symbolic links, etc.  A >well-designed and well-managed web
site will have such things documented, but unfortunately many just seem
to evolve.

Ok, I understand what you are saying about not seeing the location from
the outside.  However, am I wrong in thinking that I can track down the
location if I know where everything is residing?  For example, if I
click on the "judges for retention" link on the left side of the main
webpage the browser is directed to an address of:
http://www.okcca.net/online/JudgeVote.2006.jsp

I know that the "online" directory resides in the
/usr/local/src/jakarta-tomcat-5.5.9/webapps/ directory and therefore the
"JudgeVote.2006.jsp" file should be in that online directory.  When I
navigate to that directory on the server I can see that file.
Therefore, I have been looking at each page/link in this manner.  I look
at the address location in the web browser and then navigating to the
appropriate directory in the /usr/local/src/. . . directory I believe it
is on the server to verify that the file in question is there.  So far
this has worked in showing me the exact directory location for each
page/link I have looked at.  Is this a legitimate way to go about this
or am I going to overlook something in using this method?

As far as your comment about documentation, I am afraid I have not come
across any documentation detailing any of the website design.

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