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Get Context Root From Servlet Code

Andrew Cly

Joined: Jun 02, 2004
Posts: 3
In my servlet code I try to query the (deployed) context root of my
web application. By context root I mean that usually a http request
looks like this: http://host ort/contextroot/...

I tried to use ServletContext.getServletContextName() but it does not
work on Jboss and Tomcat servers I am using.

What I would do is to limit my web app to only be deployed under
certain context root. Otherwise my servlet will serve a http request

Is there a way to do this?
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
check out the javadocs for HttpServletRequest, and in specific the getRequestURL method.

But of course you've done that already because you know that the API docs are your friend?

danny liu
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Joined: Jan 22, 2004
Posts: 185
ServletContext.getServletContextName() gets the display-name of that context. It may not be the real context path.

Use Request.getContextPath() method
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