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From David Smith <>
Subject Re: Accessing external SSI directory in applications
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2007 21:27:20 GMT
If you look at the c:import tag of the standard tag library, you'll find 
what you want.


thoalex wrote:
> I have a tomcat application that has server side includes embedded in the JSP
> pages. For example the application called MyApp has references in the JSP
> pages to a /ssi folder/page. So, for example, in index.jsp there could be a
> reference to /ssi/header.html. Now what I wish it was doing was referencing
> the /ssi directory as the path but instead it is referencing /MyApp/ssi. And
> since this is not the only application on the server I assume that's how it
> is going to have to be. However, the files in the /ssi directory are shared
> between applications so I don't want to include the /ssi directory IN the
> WAR file. I also do not want to use symbolic links. The directory is on the
> same file system (say /myfiles/ssi) and there should be a way to reference
> is so that when something tries to reference /MyApp/ssi/header.html tomcat
> will pull the file from /myfiles/ssi/header.html. Again, I don't want to use
> a symbolic link (unless someone can tell me how to get a symbolic link
> embedded in war file). Any suggestions?

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