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From Mark Eggers <>
Subject Re: Fwd:
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:04:14 GMT
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On 11/12/2015 1:17 AM, Yuval Schwartz wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Mark Eggers 
> <> wrote:
> Yuval,
> On 11/11/2015 8:34 AM, Yuval Schwartz wrote:
>>>> Hello Mark,
>>>> Thanks for the reply. I am interested in finding where the 
>>>> Document Root is for my application ("applicationName"). As I
>>>>  understand, since my Catatlina_Home = "c:\tomcat" and the 
>>>> "<host>" tag in the server.xml specifies
>>>> "appbase='webapps'", it should be under
>>>> c:\tomcat\webapps...but it is not.
>>>> Thanks again.
> And it will only be there if you actually deploy the WAR file to 
> Tomcat (and unpackWARs is set to true).
> It may be in a different directory if you use a context file. This 
> is how NetBeans operates. It may not even exist (if unpackWARs is
> set to false).
> What are you doing that requires knowledge of Document Root? BTW, 
> document root is really an Apache HTTPD concept, and not an Apache
>  Tomcat concept.
>> I just want to place a favicon in the document root. How can I
>> do this? Again, the default tomcat favicon was shown up until (I 
>> think) when I changed one of my projects' context path from 
>> "applicationName" to "/". Since then, the favicon has
>> disappeared and I would like to see it again (and to have a
>> better understanding of these things since I hope to deploy to a
>> web server in the coming months).
> Also, it is the convention of this mailing list to either reply 
> inline or (preferably) at the end of the message. See the
> following for the mailing list guidelines:
> (item 6 of the tomcat-users mailing list)
> . . . just my two cents /mde/
>>>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM, Mark Eggers 
>>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Yuval,
>>>> On 11/11/2015 7:06 AM, Yuval Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>> I am using tomcat My Catalina_Home is set to
>>>>>>>  "C:\tomcat". IDE: Netbeans. Language: Java.
>>>>>>> For some reason, when I deploy a web application in 
>>>>>>> Netbeans that has the name "applicationName" and
>>>>>>> context path: "/applicationName" I do not see the
>>>>>>> application in the c:\tomcat\webapps folder. Can
>>>>>>> someone help me figure out what is not configured
>>>>>>> correctly? All I see is 4 folders "docs, examples,
>>>>>>> host-manager, manager." Interestingly, if I undeploy
>>>>>>> one of these 4 folders in netbeans, then this change is
>>>>>>> reflected immediately in path c:\tomcat\webapps (ie: I
>>>>>>> see 3 folders). However, as I said, deploying
>>>>>>> "applicationName" does not result in the folder being
>>>>>>> available in c:\tomcat\webapps (as it should).
>>>>>>> The whole reason I got into this was because I stopped
>>>>>>>  seeing the tomcat favicon in my application all of a 
>>>>>>> sudden (I suspect because I changed the context path 
>>>>>>> from "/applicationName" to "/"). Now I would like to
>>>>>>> see the favicon and would like to understand why I am
>>>>>>> not seeing the deployed application where I should.
>>>>>>> My application is deployed successfully and runs fine
>>>>>>> (I just don't see it in c:\tomcat\webapps).
>>>>>>> Thank you.
>>>> This is due to how NetBeans deploys to Tomcat. NetBeans
>>>> creates a config.xml file and copies it to 
>>>> %CATALINA_BASE%\conf\Catalina\localhost\appname.xml
>>>> Inside the appname.xml, there's a docBase that points to
>>>> where you built your application (for me it's 
>>>> ProjectName\target\artifact-id).
>>>> This then makes use of Tomcat's default configuration to 
>>>> trigger reloads of your web application when certain
>>>> resources are changed.
>>>> Here's a link on how that deployment works:
>>>> Look for Deploy using a Context configuration ".xml" file.
>>>> . . . just my two cents /mde/

You ended up deleting the ROOT web application that ships with Tomcat
when you set the Context Path to /, and then did any clean operation
(Clean, or Build and Clean) from NetBeans.

To restore the favicon, just copy a fresh copy of the ROOT directory
back into C:\Tomcat\webapps.

. . . just my two cents
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