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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ServletContext.java version in the Tomcat 6.0.16 or 6.0.18 source code
Date Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:04:31 GMT
Laurent SAUVEL wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I'd like to know why the ServletContext.java file found in the Tomcat
> 6.0.16 or 6.0.18 source code seems to belong to the Servlet 2.4
> specifications whereas Tomcat 6.0.x supports the Servlet 2.5
> specifications:
> 
> In this file, we can read:
> 
>     /**
>      * Returns the major version of the Java Servlet API that this
>      * servlet container supports. All implementations that comply
>      * with Version 2.4 must have this method
>      * return the integer 2.
>      *
>      * @return 		2
>      *
>      */
>     
>     public int getMajorVersion();
>     
>     
> 
>     /**
>      * Returns the minor version of the Servlet API that this
>      * servlet container supports. All implementations that comply
>      * with Version 2.4 must have this method
>      * return the integer 4.
>      *
>      * @return 		4
>      *
>      */
> 
>     public int getMinorVersion();

Just a some javadocs that weren't updated between 5.5.x and 6.0.x. I'll
get this fixed now and it will be in 6.0.20 onwards.

Mark

> 
> In the same way, if we click on the 'Servlet API Javadocs' link (The
> Servlet 2.5 API Javadocs) on the following page:
> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/index.html
> 
> We can read in the ServletContext javadoc:
> 
> int getMajorVersion()
> Returns the major version of the Java Servlet API that this servlet
> container supports. All implementations that comply with Version 2.4
> must have this method return the integer 2. 
> Returns:
> 2
> 
> int getMinorVersion()
> Returns the minor version of the Servlet API that this servlet container
> supports. All implementations that comply with Version 2.4 must have
> this method return the integer 4. 
> Returns:
> 4
> 
> Above in the same page, we can find the javadoc of the getContextPath()
> method which was added in the Servlet 2.5 specifications.
> 
> I think there is a mistake in both versions (source and javadoc) because
> when I put the following code in a test JSP running on Tomcat 6.0.16:
> 
> Servlet Engine: <%= session.getServletContext().getMajorVersion() %>.<%=
> session.getServletContext().getMinorVersion() %><br/>
> JSP Engine: <%=
> JspFactory.getDefaultFactory().getEngineInfo().getSpecificationVersion()
> %><br/>
> Application Server: <%= application.getServerInfo()%><br/>
> 
> I get:
> 
> Servlet Engine: 2.5
> JSP Engine: 2.1
> Application Server: Apache Tomcat/6.0.16
> 
> Thank you in advance for your answers.
> 
> Laurent
> 
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