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From Paul Taylor <>
Subject Re: Would like to extract every request to servelt except index.html
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2010 10:09:12 GMT
Pid wrote:
> On 02/04/2010 09:51, Paul Taylor wrote:
>> I would like every request to be redirected to a central servlet EXCEPT
>>   if the request is simply index.html, but at the moment everything gets
>> redirected to the servlet, how could I do what I want
>> This is extract from my web.xml
>> <servlet-mapping>
>> <servlet-name>SearchServerServlet</servlet-name>
>> <url-pattern>/</url-pattern>
>> </servlet-mapping>
> The above makes your servlet the default servlet, so it'll handle all 
> requests that aren't handled by more specific url-patterns.  The 
> welcome files won't be processed.
> You could employ a Servlet Filter which analyses the requestURI and 
> forwards to your servlet, but that calls chain.doFilter(hreq, hres) 
> otherwise.
Hmm, I know why it doesnt work but i was hoping I could add something to 
this file so that the servlet doesnt pickup index.html, is that not 


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