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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: WebdavServlet + custom DirContext = unexpected behaviour
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2009 19:56:52 GMT
Stephen Winnall wrote:
> On 14 Feb 2009, at 21:04, Mark Thomas wrote:
> 
>> Stephen Winnall wrote:
>>>
>>> <Context>
>>>   <Resources className="org.vimia.xw.db.dircontext.DBDirContext" />
>>>   <Resource name="jdbc/xwdb" auth="Container"
>>>         type="javax.sql.DataSource"
>>> driverClassName="org.postgresql.Driver"
>>>         url="..."
>>>         username="..." password="..." maxActive="20" maxIdle="10"
>>> maxWait="-1"/>
>>> </Context>
>>>
>> If you replace the DirContext implementation, Tomcat will look in your
>> database for WEB-INF/web.xml which is where the WebDAV servlet needs to
>> be defined. Did you include this resource (and any other required
>> WEB-INF resources) in your database?
> 
> So WEB-INF/web.xml *does* have to be in the database. Does this mean
> that the whole servlet context has to be in the database? Duh, is this
> why it is called DirContext?

Yes, the DirContext is used to access all the web-application resources.
It is the abstraction used so other components don't care if your files
are in a directory, a WAR file, or something else.

>> I assume your context.xml file is under:
>> CATALINA_BASE/<engine name>/<host name>/
> 
> It's under CATALINA_BASE/conf/<engine name>/<host name>/, but I guess
> that's what you meant.

Sorry, my mistake. This is what I meant.

> Thanks for your help, Mark. This means a major re-think for me, but at
> least I now know what I have to think about!
> 
> Steve

Happy to help.

Mark


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