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From "Robert P. J. Day" <>
Subject Re: a suggestion for documenting one's first jsp/servlet deployment
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:03:05 GMT
On Mon, 4 Apr 2011, Mark Thomas wrote:

> On 03/04/2011 13:20, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   i'm still reading the deployment page so i'm sure i'll figure it out
> > in short order, but any chance of something like that being added?
> In short, no chance.
> The longer answer comes in two parts.
> The first is that the Tomcat docs, with the exception of the "first
> webapp" section, assume that folks are familiar with the relevant
> specifications (Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2, EL 2.2 & HTTP 1.1 are the main
> ones but there are others) and tries not to repeat information that
> is included in those specifications. The docs (and some error
> messages) reference those specifications as necessary. The layout of
> a web application is covered in the Servlet specification.
> The second is that the Tomcat distribution packaging is a constant
> balance between features, small download size and ease of use.
> Various organisations of the packaging have been tried over the
> years and none have yet managed to please everybody (nor do I think
> we will ever find one that does please everybody). If Tomcat were to
> include the additional directories you suggest, most users would
> view them as cruft that has to be deleted.

  fair enough, thanks.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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