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From "Patrick Flaherty" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Filter Mapping Issue
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:35:18 GMT

Looking back you are correct. With all my confusion that clearly did
not register as I could plainly see it the host section of my server .xml.

You guys have a lot of patience with a guy like me and I shouldn't post
with such ignorance. I'm inheriting this project from the one who design
it. It clearly has flaws in it's config.  I have to go back a spend some 
on the Tomcat doc site and gain some expertise in Tomcat.

Thanks again for your patience.


From: "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 6:57 PM
To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
Subject: RE: Tomcat Filter Mapping Issue

>> From: Patrick Flaherty []
>> Subject: Re: Tomcat Filter Mapping Issue
>> To solve it, I simply removed the docBase="" from the <Host> ?
> Note that we mentioned an empty docBase was illegal quite some time ago.
> You should not have *any* <Context> elements in server.xml.  Whatever 
> you've been reading that suggested you do so is sadly out of date, or 
> flat-out wrong.  Again, use the real Tomcat doc, not 3rd-party 
> scribblings.
>> it's ok not to have a docBase ?
> There is always a docBase; but when the <Context> elements are properly 
> located, it's calculated automatically from the location of the webapp.
> For Tomcat versions starting with 5.0.x, the proper place to put your 
> <Context> elements is in each app's META-INF/context.xml file.  When doing 
> so, the path and docBase attributes must be omitted.  An alternate 
> location for <Context> elements is in conf/Catalina/[host]/[appName].xml, 
> and again the path attribute must be omitted.  You *may* use the docBase 
> attribute in this latter case, but only if the webapp is located outside 
> of the <Host> appBase directory.
> Again, post your server.xml and we'll show you what to fix.
> - Chuck
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