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Setting Friendly URLs for applications in Tomcat

Ramaswamy Srinivasan
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Dear All,

Can somebody please tell me, how do we set friendly URLs to the applications running on our Tomcat server?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Ram.
Ulf Dittmer
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What is a "friendly URL" ?
Ramaswamy Srinivasan
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Hi Ulf,

Sorry, that I should made it a bit more elaborate.

We have an application, deployed in a server....say for example it takes the URL "http://localhost:8080/myworld/utils/MyUtils.jsp.

I would like to access the application, just by typing "myutils".

Is there any way, we can achieve this?

Cheers,
Ram.
Ulf Dittmer
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Using <servlet-mapping> in your web.xml you can define a servlet that listens to "myutils", which then forwards to the JSP.
Ramaswamy Srinivasan
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Many a thanks Ulf, shall try this and let you know
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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