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From Vadym Chepkov <>
Subject Re: multiple URI
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:33:19 GMT
Unfortunately,  this would change the request and breaks application functionality, it's a
proxy already (IBM WBIMB Proxy Servlet - Message Broker)

Sincerely yours,
  Vadym Chepkov

--- On Wed, 1/20/10, André Warnier <> wrote:

> From: André Warnier <>
> Subject: Re: multiple URI
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
> Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 9:37 AM
> Vadym Chepkov wrote:
> > Unfortunately, I have to install such application in
> ROOT context for this to work and I am trying to avoid it.
> > 
> I think Chuck pointed you to one way of achieving this,
> using the UrlRewriteFilter module ( 
> That is a third-party Tomcat add-on module (free) which
> functions as a servlet filter (meaning it works on any
> servlet engine, not only Tomcat), and fills a role similar
> to the Apache httpd mod_rewrite module.
> Basically, the filter catches a request early (before the
> servlets see it), examines it, and according to configurable
> parameters, rewrites the URL and forwards it to another
> webapp (or not).
> Unfortunately, I don't know enough myself to show you
> exactly how to set this up, but my guess would be something
> like :
> - suppose for now that you set up your webapp (the one you
> wish to use to handle requests to /A or /B), under
> tomcat/webapps/xyz
> - then in the web.xml of the existing ROOT application, add
> the configuration for the UrlRewriteFilter.
> You want it to check the URL for requests to either /A/* or
> /B/*, and if it matches, then rewrite the URL to /xyz/A/* or
> /xyz/B/* (for instance) and re-direct this request to your
> webapp.
> If it does not match, then you do nothing (and let the
> request filter down to the normal ROOT app).
> - now comes the tricky bit of which I am not sure : how do
> you set up your webapp/servlet, so that it will process
> these /xyz/* URLs, as re-directed by the filter, and without
> itself receiving the requests for /xyz directly ?
> I believe for that you have to set it up somewhere else
> than under /tomcat/webapps, and then tell Tomcat,
> separately, where to find it.
> But that's where my knowledge ends and someone else should
> take over.
> Of course you have to set up your webapp to handle the URLs
> /xyz/A* and /xyz/B*. But the previous post showed you how to
> do that.
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