I am trying to write my first filter. I want it to check all jsp pages (well, as a first pass, anyway). I am getting a bad url-pattern message from tomcat regarding my web.xml file. Here is the mapping:
This app is named smsinfo, and I have also tried:
Is there something really obvious I'm missing? Or, is there more information one needs to figure out why this is getting a bad url error?
The germane error from the traceback in catalina.out is:
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:294) at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:432) Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid <url-pattern> /*.jsp in filter mapping at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.addFilterMap(StandardContext.java:2078) ... 35 more Oct 15, 2006 4:15:21 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig applicationWebConfig SEVERE: Parse error in application web.xml file at jndi:/localhost/smsinfo/WEB-INF/web.xml java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid <url-pattern> /*.jsp in filter mapping at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.createSAXException(Digester.java:2725)
Refer to Section 11.2 of the Servlet Specification
In the web application deployment descriptor, the following syntax is used to define mappings: � A string beginning with a �/� character and ending with a �/*� postfix is used for path mapping. � A string beginning with a �*.� prefix is used as an extension mapping. � A string containing only the �/� character indicates the "default" servlet of the application. In this case the servlet path is the request URI minus the context path and the path info is null. � All other strings are used for exact matches only.
Try it without the initial / ie: <url-pattern>*.jsp</url-pattern>
subject: Invalid url pattern for filter in web.xml