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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Cannot set remote address in valve (Tomcat 5.5)
Date Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:32:06 GMT
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Mark,

On 10/2/2009 5:55 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
> Elli Albek wrote:
>> A few reasons why not to do this as a servlet filter:
>>
>> 1. There are many web apps on the server and I don't want to include the
>> filter in each.
>
> You don't have to. Configure it in the global web.xml.

Are the filters configured in conf/web.xml considered "before" those in
WEB-INF/web.xml... that is, will they be called before the
webapp-defined ones?

>> 2. There are other valves like request filters that cannot work without the
>> correct IP, as well as custom login valve.
>
> Filters should be OK providing they are defined in the right order.

Aren't all Valves always called before Filters?

- -chris
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