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From "Martin Gainty" <mgai...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.5 - Virtualhost - context configuration for the zero path
Date Sun, 18 Nov 2007 22:30:35 GMT
Johann-
What is context-root  specified as?
Martin--
----- Original Message -----
From: "Schadler Johann" <aon.913111623@aon.at>
To: "'Tomcat Users List'" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 9:31 AM
Subject: Tomcat 5.5 - Virtualhost - context configuration for the zero path


> We usually use Tomcat instances without Apache connector and we could do
> this without problems with Tomcat 4.x until now by defining a docBase to
the
> path="" in a context located in the server.xml. (Usually we configure
> virtualhosts for a service with the default path "" - no additional
context
> must be entered by the user).
>
>
>
> In Tomcat 5.5 (we didn't use Tomcat 5.0, so I don't know if there are
> similiar changes) there seems to be only one possibility to configure a
> context with path "": to rename the WAR file to "ROOT.war" and place it in
> the appBase of the virtualhost.
>
>
>
> The expected equivalent to configure the ""-path explicitly seems not to
> work. I tried to create the file:
>
>
>
> <CATALINA_BASE>/conf/<EngineName>/<HostName>/ROOT.xml as follows:
>
>
>
> <Context
>   override="true"
>   displayName="PaST2"
>   docBase="/opt/jakarta5_jvm2/webapps3/PaST"
>   path="">
>
>  <!-- other settings, like log valves and so on -->
> </Context>
>
> Requesting the URL  <http://%3cHostName%3e[/> http://<HostName>[/] results
> in an HTTP 404 error, Resource Not Found.
>
>
>
> After renaming the directory "PaST" to "ROOT" in the
> appBase="/opt/jakarta5_jvm2/webapps3" the service is reachable with the
URL
> above.
>
>
>
> I would prefer to use an explicit method to define a context, not only the
> implicit possibility by naming the WAR file to something which doesn't
refer
> anyway to the service provided in the physical directory "ROOT". Is there
a
> possibility to do this in may way?
>
>
>
> Johann
>
>
>
>


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