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From Martin Gainty <>
Subject RE: Tomcat subdirectories BASIC authentication
Date Sat, 15 Aug 2009 12:23:21 GMT

if the proposed solution is not conformant to spec or is not a TC solution yelling at the
op or anyone else (even though what you're saying is technically correct) 
still does not provide (a TC Servlet-spec) solution that will work for the client

the end result is that the client gets ticked and *everyone* loses that client or customer

i ask again..the answer is?
Martin Gainty 
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> Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:04:02 +0100
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Tomcat subdirectories BASIC authentication
> Martin Gainty wrote:
> > As we are learning
> > There are some things that Tomcat can do and
> > some things Tomcat cannot do
> There are may things you can't do with Tomcat. However, Tomcat can do this.
> > if you want to look at how other webappservers accomplish url-pattern and security-constraint
> >
> That description of web.xml applies to any spec compliant servlet
> container. However, given that the OP doesn't know what a context path
> is that probably won't help. However, the Servlet spec will.
> > ping me offline for a solution you can use
> Encouraging off-line communication for on-topic posts is totally
> unacceptable behaviour on this list. The community learns from other
> people's questions and answers. Encouraging on-topic questions to be
> taken off-line prevents the community from learning from each other.
> > rather than Tomcat certified solution that wont work
> This is completely untrue. Security constraints do work in Tomcat. It
> would be a major bug if they did not.
> Mark
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