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From Paul Taylor <>
Subject Re: How do you handle 'rewrite queries' ?
Date Thu, 06 Aug 2009 06:17:32 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> Paul,
> On 8/5/2009 11:30 AM, Paul Taylor wrote:
>> Thanks actually the default is not picking up the root case, I've got a
>> simpler related issue by war get deployed as searchserver in webapps, is
>> there a way I can leave it then and get it to pick up from root
>> i.e
>> http://localhost:8080?query=%22R.E.S%22&type=artist&fmt=xml
>> instead of
>> http://localhost:8080/searchserver?query=%22R.E.S%22&type=artist&fmt=xml
> Deploying into the root context is easy: just name your WAR file
> ROOT.war (case matters!) instead of searchserver.war.
> You URL will have to be
> http://localhost:8080/?query=%22R.E.S%22&type=artist&fmt=xml (note the
> additional slash) because the host must be separated from the path by a
> slash.
>> and how do i get it maps to port 80 so this will work
>> http://localhost/searchserver?query=%22R.E.S%22&type=artist&fmt=xml
> If you are only using Tomcat (no web server out front), you have a few
> options:
> 1. Just change your <Connector> in conf/server.xml from port="8080"
>    to port="80".
>    - On UNIX, this requires Tomcat to run as root,
>      which is highly discouraged. You can use jsvc to run as non-root
>      and still bind to port 80
It will be on UNIX so using jsvc looks simple enough OR i could install 
Apache. IM wondering if Apache is more the more normal way to do things, 
Im trying to keep things as simple as possible for a non Java/TOmcat guy 
to install to linux.

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