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From "Simon MaticLangford" <Simon.MaticLangf...@betfair.com>
Subject RE: HTTP 400 not appearing in access log
Date Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:14:09 GMT
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the quick response. I think for me the intention that there
is always a ROOT webapp wasn't clear to me. I'll ensure we have one in
future.

Simon

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Thomas [mailto:markt@apache.org] 
Sent: 28 October 2009 14:08
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: HTTP 400 not appearing in access log

Simon MaticLangford wrote:
> 2 questions come from this:
> 
> -          From a user perspective, I would expect to get a 404 Not
Found. Is there a reason we get the bad request instead?

Yes. You removed the ROOT web application. You need a ROOT webapp to
handle requests that don't map to any other app.

Could Tomcat detect this and return a 404 in this case? Maybe, but I
haven't looked at the code and to be perfectly honest it is far simpler
to just create an empty ROOT directory in the webapps dir. The intention
is that there is always a ROOT web app so if you remove it, expect odd
things to happen.

> -          Why does the 400 not go to the access log?

Because without an application to map it to, the request gets rejected
before it reaches the valve pipeline where the access log sits.

Mark




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