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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: troubleshooting getPathInfo in jsp files
Date Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:29:43 GMT
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Gary,

On 12/14/2010 10:08 PM, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
> I am in a high-volume real-time environment where editing
> the web.xml to insert a new service is simply not an option, the recognition
> of .jsp scripts with pathinfo appended needs to be fluid and generic to
> allow ad-hoc insertions.

A high-volume real-time environment where on-the-fly JSP compilation is
allowed and ad-hoc insertion of new dynamic content is allowed? Sounds
like madness.

> Oh well.  Thanks for your help in all this and for the ideas and
> explanations; looks like I'm stuck with resin and jetty; there's far too
> many scripts and other systems dependent on these URL patterns to rewrite it
> all now (the eternal curse of the legacy software)

You are certainly welcome to patch Tomcat yourself: the Mapper uses the
simple url-pattern mapping rules specified by the servlet spec... you
could simply add your own that used "true" globbing or even regular
expressions if you are into that kind of thing.

May I ask what the problem is with sticking with Resin and/or Jetty? As
much as I like Tomcat myself... why are you considering switching?

- -chris
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