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From Leo Donahue - PLANDEVX <LeoDona...@mail.maricopa.gov>
Subject RE: Configure read/write-access in TomCat
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 19:33:53 GMT


>-----Original Message-----
>From: André Warnier [mailto:aw@ice-sa.com]
>Subject: Re: Configure read/write-access in TomCat
>
>Comments at end.
>
>Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>
> Do you know anyone who actually likes to write documentation?
>
>
>> André Warnier wrote:
>>
>>Well actually I do.
>>But it this case, I have a number of impediments :
>>- I do not know enough of Tomcat and even Java to write something coherent and correct
>>- I find the process of contributing Tomcat documentation changes rather overwhelming,
technically speaking.
>>(Which I guess explains also why not many other people feel like correcting the docs.)
>>
>>But let's suppose that I would try to write a summary of this process.
>>Where would it fit in the documentation ?
>>And whereabout would I find the original Tomcat code which does this, on the off-chance
I
>>might actually understand it enough to write something not totally wrong?
>>
>>Or, might the process better be described as :
>>
>As Tomcat deploys each web application, it first installs the default
>servlet and its
>associated web.xml descriptor CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml for this web
>application, then it
>overrides this setup by any servlets and descriptor (application/WEB-
>INF/web.xml) provided
>by the application itself (if any).  In case of overlapping or
>conflicting settings, the
>web application specific settings have precedence.


http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/architecture/startup/serverStartup.txt

Sequence 2.  c) c)3 - the last sentence.

Obviously, this is "supposedly" for Tomcat 6, but the doc reads "Tomcat 5 Startup Sequence".
 

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