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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Mapping a servlet to the application's context root results in IAE
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:04:51 GMT
On 04/06/2012 19:25, Violeta Georgieva wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using Tomcat 7.0.27.
> I have an application and I want to map my servlet to the application's
> context root, but I do not want to override the "/" mapping for the
> "default" servlet.
> It is specified in the Servlet spec that there is a "special" url mapping
> that can be used for such purposes and it is an empty string ("").

That feature is not implemented in Tomcat. I don't see it in the spec's
change log which is why I suspect it is so little used that no-one else
has noticed it doesn't work until now.

Please file a BZ issue and this should get fixed for the next release.


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