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From kohanm <kohan.mass...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Context or Mapping problems Apache 2.2 +mod_JK+ Tomcat 5.5
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2008 20:57:41 GMT
Thanks Rainer,
The probelm here is that after redirecting, the URL shows the oldapp's
 name but I want the url shows the newapp name.

MK


On 7/24/08, Rainer Jung <rainer.jung@kippdata.de> wrote:
> kohanm schrieb:
> > Hi,
> > my case is Case 1:
> > can you give me an example for Redirect or RedirectMatch
> >
>
> Simplest case:
>
> Redirect /oldapp http://myserver/newapp
>
> More details at
>
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_alias.html#redirect
>
> Regards,
>
> Rainer
>
>
> > thanks,
> >
> > MK
> >
> >
> >
> > > Caldarale, Charles R schrieb:
> > >
> > >
> > > > From: kohanm [mailto:kohan.massoud@gmail.com]
> Subject: Re: Context
> > > >
> > > > > or Mapping problems Apache 2.2 +mod_JK+ Tomcat 5.5
> > > > >
> > > > > The webaplication is done now, but my boss asked me to change the
> > > > > name of URL webapplication. IF I change the directory name than
> > > > > there are many jsp pages with many links  with old name's
> > > > > webapplication.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > Now the true problem comes out - the webapp name is hardcoded within
> > > > the webapp; that's extremely bad practice.  I assume fixing those
> > > > won't be an easy task.
> > > >
> > > > In this case, you're stuck with needing to deploy the webapp in the
> > > > directory corresponding to the old name; there's no way around that.
> > > > You can write a filter or valve in Tomcat that forwards or redirects
> > > > all requests for the new name to the old one.  You should also be
> > > > able to do that with mod_jk directives, but someone else will have to
> > > > help with that.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Someone else says:
> > >
> > > If your webapp sends out responses with absolute URLs containing the
> wrong
> > > application name, then there's no easy solution.
> > >
> > > Case 1: You only want to make the app reachable under the new name, but
> you
> > > don't care if users switch to the old name sometime during app use.
> > >
> > > That's easy, simply redirect from the new name to the old name with a
> > > Redirect or RedirectMatch in Apache httpd.
> > >
> > > Case 2: You accept occasional occurence of the old name in THE URLs, but
> it
> > > should be mostly th enew one.
> > >
> > > Deploy the webapp under the new name as Charles suggested. Add a
> > > RewriteRule to Apache httpd to redirect any URL of the from
> > > /oldapp/something to /newapp/something. Whenever Users click on an
> oldapp
> > > link, the request will be answered by the redirect and the URLs quickly
> get
> > > replaced by the newapp URLs in the browser window. Caution: there might
> be
> > > problems with redirects and POST requests. All in all that's more a
> hack.
> > >
> > > Case 3: The oldapp name is not contained in the body of responses, but
> only
> > > used in redirects coming from the webapp. Then you could try using
> > > mod_proxy, which allows to change the Location headers in redirects.
> > >
> > > Case 4: You don't allow any use of the old name and the old name is
> > > contained in links in response bodies.
> > >
> > > Then you dynamically need to patch the responses. This will be a hack.
> Have
> > > a look at either mod_substitute (httpd 2.2.8 or above, I think) or
> > > mod_proxy_html (note: mod_proxy_html != mod_proxy_http).
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Rainer
> > >
> >
>
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Massoud

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