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How to change url(context-root) of a web application?

mansi sac
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Joined: Nov 15, 2010
Posts: 4
Hello all

I am currently working with Tomcat 5.5 and deploying one web application on it which is developed using jersey.
The url to the webservice is as follows :

http://localhost:8080/HelloJersey1/hellojersey/hello

Now I want the url to be as follows :

http://localhost:8080/s2/HelloJersey1/hellojersey/hello

How do I do that?I guess this is not a url-pattern which we configure by web-xml.

Thanks in advance
Mansi
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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You are correct. web.xml does not define the context root, and in fact, no J2EE-standard component does.

The Tomcat Context element defines the context root in its "path=" attribute. The Context Element can be defined in one of 3 places:

1. In a file in the WAR: META-INF/context.xml

2. In the Tomcat configuration: TOMCAT_HOME/conf/Catalina/localhost/xxxxxxx.xml (the "xxxxxxx" can be any valid filename)

3. In the Tomcat server.xml file (STRONGLY discouraged!)

If you deploy a WAR without a Tomcat Context definition, one is synthesized, but then you don't have control over the context root pathname.


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Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 15958
    
  19

You are correct. web.xml does not define the context root, and in fact, no J2EE-standard component does.

The Tomcat Context element defines the context root in its "path=" attribute. The Context Element can be defined in one of 3 places:

1. In a file in the WAR: META-INF/context.xml

2. In the Tomcat configuration: TOMCAT_HOME/conf/Catalina/localhost/xxxxxxx.xml (the "xxxxxxx" can be any valid filename)

3. In the Tomcat server.xml file (STRONGLY discouraged!)

If you deploy a WAR without a Tomcat Context definition, one is synthesized, but then you don't have control over the context root pathname.
 
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