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From "Tim Lucia" <timlu...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: displaying customized error page in tomcat 5.5.12
Date Fri, 18 May 2007 11:41:40 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Abdul Qayyum [mailto:qayyum4@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 3:54 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: displaying customized error page in tomcat 5.5.12
> 
> You are right Tim,
> How I came to know about this might explain why !
> 
> I changed my war file to ROOT.war as this is situation in our website's
> tomcat.
> Now when I go to localhost:8080/ my application is displayed properly
> something like localhost:8080/eApp gives the custom 404 page I designed
> and
> placed in newly renamed ROOT folder.
> 
> But When I am trying to reload my root using manager/html and at the same
> time trying to access localhost:8080/, tomcat do not show custom page
> rather
> it sends a blank page.
> 
> So, is apache web server is the only option left for me ??
> can virtual hosting be used here ??

I don't know.  I use 

ErrorDocument 503 /maintenance.html 
ErrorDocument 404 /404.html

in my httpd.conf and httpd sends the custom error page for me.  Maybe
someone else can offer you a different solution.

Tim

> 
> Thanks and Regards:
> Quayum Sagri
> 
> 
> On 5/17/07, Tim Lucia <timlucia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > That will work, but only if the root (/) context is available and
> running.
> > This may or may not solve some or all of your problem(s).
> >
> > Tim
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Abdul Qayyum [mailto:qayyum4@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:08 PM
> > > To: Tomcat Users List
> > > Subject: Re: displaying customized error page in tomcat 5.5.12
> > >
> > > Hi Tim,
> > > Thanks for that explanation.
> > > We are not using any web server, so, I cannot configure in httpd file.
> > >
> > > I resolved the problem using the same <error-page> tag. I have placed
> my
> > > custom error page in webapps/ROOT directory.
> > >
> > > Thanks for your support.
> > >
> > > On 5/17/07, Tim Lucia <timlucia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Abdul Qayyum [mailto:qayyum4@gmail.com]
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:01 AM
> > > > > To: Tomcat Users List
> > > > > Subject: Re: displaying customized error page in tomcat 5.5.12
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi Tim Lucia,
> > > > >
> > > > > >>I'm guessing you can add a global error-page to Tomcat's
> > > conf/web.xml,
> > > > > but
> > > > >
> > > > > >>then it would apply to all apps on the server.  This may
or may
> > not
> > > > work
> > > > > for
> > > > > >>you.
> > > > >
> > > > > This is my target. If my tomcat recieves a context which is not in
> > my
> > > > > tomcat, it should send customised page.
> > > > > And this is applicable to all the apps on server. What can be the
> > > reason
> > > > > for
> > > > > it, not working for me?
> > > >
> > > > I don't know.  I've never tried it.  You'll have to give specific
> > > reasons
> > > > why it's not working, including configuration files as appropriate.
> I
> > > did
> > > > this via httpd.
> > > >
> > > > > Please Let me know WHAT IS FRONTING with httpd.  please give me
> any
> > > > links
> > > > > if
> > > > > you have for that.
> > > > > how to front my tomcat with httpd. Also I do not have any file
> named
> > > > > httpd.conf in my tomcat.
> > > >
> > > > I meant using Apache's httpd web server in front of Tomcat,
> connecting
> > > the
> > > > two via mod_jk or mod_proxy.  See
> > > > http://tomcat.apache.org/connectors-doc/reference/apache.html for
> more
> > > > ideas.  In this case, I do send a custom 404 from httpd, regardless
> of
> > > > whether it was local or came from Tomcat.
> > > >
> > > > Tim
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thank you very much.
> > > > >
> > > > > On 5/16/07, Tim Lucia <timlucia@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > In order for the custom error page to be used, the application
> > must
> > > be
> > > > > > deployed.  I.e., Tomcat can give a custom 404 for
> > > > > > /mycontext/badpagerequested.jsp but if there is no context
> > > > "/mycontext"
> > > > > > because the app is not (yet) deployed, Tomcat cannot know about
> > your
> > > > > > custom
> > > > > > error page.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm guessing you can add a global error-page to Tomcat's
> > > conf/web.xml,
> > > > > but
> > > > > > then it would apply to all apps on the server.  This may or
may
> > not
> > > > work
> > > > > > for
> > > > > > you.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > If you have fronted Tomcat with httpd, you might be able to use
> > custom
> > > > > error
> > > > > > pages there instead.  JK will send a 503 if the application
is
> not
> > > > > > currently
> > > > > > available.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Tim
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > From: Abdul Qayyum [mailto:qayyum4@gmail.com]
> > > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:27 AM
> > > > > > > To: users@tomcat.apache.org
> > > > > > > Subject: displaying customized error page in tomcat 5.5.12
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi all,
> > > > > > >  I found that while we are updating our application, the
> > > application
> > > > > is
> > > > > > > not
> > > > > > > known to tomcat, untill it is completed. So tomcat sends
503
> > > > > > > page as resource not found. I want to know is virtual hosting
> is
> > > the
> > > > > > right
> > > > > > > way to deal with this issue.? Or can this be done using
> > customised
> > > > > error
> > > > > > > pages.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Is it possible to customise the 503 / 404 page, so that,
for
> any
> > > > > > resource
> > > > > > > not found issue, tomcat displays the customised page. That
is
> if
> > > the
> > > > > web
> > > > > > > application is not presents in tomcats web apps directory,
> > tomcat
> > > > > should
> > > > > > > display this customised error page.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >  I found that usually custom error pages are written for
a
> > > specific
> > > > > web
> > > > > > > application. If some error occurs in  that web application,
> the
> > > > error
> > > > > > page
> > > > > > > is displayed using that web applications web.xml.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I want to extend it to whole tomcat.
> > > > > > > I have added the following code in tomcat5.5.12/conf/web.xml
> > after
> > > > > > > welcome file list tab
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > <error-page>
> > > > > > >         <error-code>404</error-code>
> > > > > > >         <location>/error404.html</location>
> > > > > > > </error-page>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Now when I try for a resource that is not available in
my
> > tomcat,
> > > > the
> > > > > > > result is a blank page instead of 404/- default page or
my
> > > > customised
> > > > > > > error404.html. That means the code worked fine but the
> > > error404.html
> > > > > is
> > > > > > > not
> > > > > > > found at the right place. I have tried to paste the simple
> html
> > > file
> > > > > > that
> > > > > > > many different folders like in tomcat home itself, then
in
> > webapps,
> > > > > > server,
> > > > > > > server/webapps/, server/webapps/manager, etc. But the it
> always
> > > > > returns
> > > > > > > blank page.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >  For simplicity I have used single line to display the
error
> > page.
> > > > the
> > > > > > > code in error404.html is as follows:
> > > > > > > <html>
> > > > > > > <title> 404 resource not found </title>
> > > > > > > <body>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >         This is 404 error page
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > </body>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > </html>
> > > > > > >  Can any one please tell where am I going wrong.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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