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From Chris Blackwell <ch...@team193.com>
Subject Re: servlet mappings
Date Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:38:13 GMT
yeah, that what surprised mr. that someone would design something that  
looks so much like a wildcats, but actually it's not

On 31 Oct 2009, at 09:08, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:

> Juha Laiho wrote:
> ...
>
>>>>  <servlet-mapping id="coldfusion_mapping_6">
>>>>     <servlet-name>CfmServlet</servlet-name>
>>>>     <url-pattern>*.cfm/*</url-pattern>
>>>>  </servlet-mapping>
>>>
>>> I don't think the above mapping is valid.
>> Seconded, and tried a few variations with Tomcat to verify my  
>> expectations. One way would be to explicitly declare all  
>> different .cfm prefixes, like
> I agree with what you are both saying of course, and that's how the  
> Servlet Spec is.
> But has not one of the Tomcat gurus lurking on this forum ever  
> questioned why that is so, and asked the authorities who create the  
> Servlet Spec why they thought it smart to create their own bizarre  
> type of wildcard matching, as opposed to adopting some well- 
> established one such as the shell's filespec wildcards or regexp's ?
>
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