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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Sub paths and context (migrating Tomcat 5.0 to 5.5)
Date Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:04:13 GMT
andre John Mas wrote:
> 
> 
>> Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:44:37 -0400
>> From: chris@christopherschultz.net
>> To: users@tomcat.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Sub paths and context (migrating Tomcat 5.0 to 5.5)
>>
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>> Andre John,
>>
>> On 8/14/2009 11:37 AM, andre John Mas wrote:
>>> How can I get back this functionality, without having to change the
>> application architecture? I have tried moving the context file to:
>>>  conf/Catalina/localhost/enroll/partnerco.xml
>>>
>>> but this doesn't work either.
>> Try
>>
>> conf/Catalina/localhost/enroll#partnerco.xml
>>
>> This is covered in the "Introduction" section of
>> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/config/context.html
>>
> 
> I missed that. For the benefit of others: 
> 
> "in individual files (with a ".xml" extension) in the 
>   $CATALINA_HOME/conf/[enginename]/[hostname]/ directory.
>   The name of the file (less the .xml) extension will be used as the
>   context path. Multi-level context paths may be defined using #, e.g.
>   context#path.xml. The default web application may be defined
>   by using a file called ROOT.xml."
> 
> I actually put %2F as the separator and that also appears to have worked, though I will
changed it to what the documentation suggests.

That %2F ever worked was a bug [1] that has since been fixed. Although
the fix wasn't ported to the 5.5.x branch I would strongly encourage
folks to use the supported # notation.

Mark

[1] https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=46261


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