Wednesday, December 7, 2005 10:18 AM
I was trying to find a "documented" solution for one of my problems with tomcat contexts.
It would be great favour for me to get your feedback on my query. I would like to ask about the tomcat servlet container(5.x) and it's prioritised handling of the context paths in the following situation. A pointer to official documentation will be of much help to me.
If you consider the following structure for my application(web) source:
The conf directory in my application holds css and images.
Suppose, i deployed one of my context in tomcat as
The situation is there are many contexts deployed in the tomcat using the same source (myapps). But,
if i want to make some of the contexts to have it's own conf directory and using the docbase
as normal for sources. I am planning to do it the following way:
if i deploy one more context say /myapps/conf
P.S: i have used a "/" to add conf path to the new context.
Is it ensured by the tomcat container that any request that comes for "/myapps/conf" will be directed
to the new context deployed and not within the sources. I have tested it and it seems to work
as fine. But i need official documentation (for my superiors not to say that i assume!!) which shows
the priority in which tomcat considers the request processing.
I hope i m able to convey my query.
thanks and regards,
Re: Regarding tomcat context path priority
Thursday, December 8, 2005 03:54 AM