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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6.0.18 access files case-insensitive
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:50:56 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> André,
> On 6/11/2009 6:32 AM, André Warnier wrote:
>> It's not a "base feature" of either Java or Tomcat, it's a base feature
>> of the OS.  Windows filesystems are (relatively, see below)
>> case-insensitive, Unix/Linux are absolutely case-sensitive.  Since Java
>> and Java applications are supposed to run on both, they have to choose.
>>  By default, Tomcat acts case-sensitive.
> And furthermore, URLs themselves are case-sensitive (see HTTP/1.1
> section 3.2.3).
Nitpicking :
Well, yes.  But in this case it is the mapping of a URL to an object on 
the filesystem which matters.  If the filesystem is case-insensitive, it 
doesn't matter whether the URL is /ABC.PDF or /abc.pdf, does it ?
Or am I forgetting something ?

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