Where do I find documentation for the web.xml and server.xml configuration files?

Alex Chaffee

For web.xml, look in the Servlet Specification, chapter 13, "Deployment Descriptor."

Note that Tomcat uses the default web.xml file, located in TOMCAT_HOME/conf/web.xml, as the base for all contexts; individual webapps can override specific settings in a custom WEB-INF/web.xml file.

For server.xml, look in the Tomcat distribution, in the directory you unzipped, under /doc/uguide/tomcat_ug.html -- scroll down to the "Tomcat's Configuration Files" section.