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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Multi level webapp
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 15:57:44 GMT
On 09/09/2010 16:30, Wesley Acheson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
>> On 09/09/2010 14:21, Wesley Acheson wrote:
>>> Oscar,
>>>
>>> I've only one last suggestion if you need it to work this way. And
>>> that would be to front tomcat with apache httpd.
>>>
>>> Use mod_proxy_http or similar along with a rewrite rule.
>>
>> Bad idea. I have seen far too many apps break in all sorts of weird and
>> wonderful ways when you change the context path in your reverse proxy.
>>
> 
> I assume this is all on the application vendors fault, not tomcats?

It depends. You have to design the app with the requirement for a
reverse proxy to change the path in mind. Even then, they'll be a heap
of stuff you have no choice but to fix in the proxy. It is usually far
easier just to not change the context path.

Mark

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