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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
Subject RE: Moving Tomcat
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2007 19:05:27 GMT
> From: Steve Ingraham [] 
> Subject: RE: Moving Tomcat
> However, am I wrong in thinking that I can track down
> the location if I know where everything is residing?

If you want an absolute answer, it's yes - you are wrong, at least if
you're assuming that URL paths always correspond to file system paths.
However, having said that, most apps are straightforward and do conform
to the idea of one-to-one mapping of URL paths to directories.  (For an
example of one that doesn't, just look at Tomcat's manager app.  As you
click on various links in it, you'll see things like manager/html/list -
but there's no such directory structure under server/webapps/manager;
it's all done with servlet mappings in its WEB-INF/web.xml file.)

The only real way to be _absolutely_ sure you have found everything is
to go through the Tomcat and app configuration, and the source code of
each app.  (Painful, at best.)  It's possible to discover direct file
system references in an app that don't appear as links on any page.

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

Not at all surprising that it doesn't exist.  It's tough when you
inherit responsibilities.

 - Chuck

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