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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: Would like to extract every request to servelt except index.html
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2010 10:23:58 GMT
Paul Taylor wrote:
> 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 
> possible.
> 
If you want to avoid any specific programming in your servlet, then have 
a look at urlrewritefilter, at www.tuckey.org.
It is a big hammer to hit a small nail, but it may come handy if your 
requirements become more elaborate as time goes on.

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