Hans Otjes wrote:This folder is not really a webapp, just a directory in my filesystem to host some loose files (in my case swf files)
So there is no WEB-INF directory.
Does listings - false mean it's disabled? or enabled?
I'll forgo the screaming large type WEB server is NOT FILE server admonition. I already did that once here this week. Bear's advice is accurate.
However, I have recently discovered to my sorrow that if you place context xml file in TOMCAT_HOME/conf/Catalina/localhost, the context name it will be deployed under will be taken from the NAME of the context file, not the context name supplied in the file.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Just so long as you know! Too many people don't, alas.
I know of no changes between Tomcat5 and Tomcat6 that would make a difference. I suggest looking at catalina,out and the localhost log to see if there are any interesting messages in there. Including what context path the webapp was deployed under.
Just for general info, I also recommend using the Unix-style path format over Windows-style (C:/apps/docs/test). Backslashes can bite in Java.