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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: tomcat /manager not working
Date Wed, 07 Jul 2010 12:42:24 GMT
On 07/07/2010 13:20, André Warnier wrote:
> Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 07/07/2010 11:50, André Warnier wrote:
>>> I have no idea if this triggers secondary unwanted effects.
>>
>> Oddles of them. It breaks large sections of the manager app.
>>
>>> If it does not however, then I would respectively suggest to the Tomcat
>>> developers to incorporate this as a standard servlet-mapping for the
>>> Manager, since the other one is a bit un-intuitive.
>>
>> RTFM. Specifically
>> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/manager-howto.html
>>

> Respectfully thus, (re-)reading the above page from top to bottom did
> not immediately point out to me why it would break oodles of things.  I
> accept you saying so, but could point me to a specific item or give a
> small example ?

The entire HTML manager interface.

If you want to understand why, consider the manager app's web.xml with
the proposed modification, look at the servlet mappings and using the
rules for mapping requests to servlets defined in the servlet spec see
if you can find any URLs that will be served by the HTMLManager servlet.
(Hint: Most (all?) will be served by the Manager servlet)

Mark



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