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changing ROOT in Tomcat 5.5

Alexey Gor
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 27
Hello,
I read a lot about this but nothing seems to work. Strange that there is not a lot of info on this seemingly popular topic.

I want my context to be displayed when I hit http://localhost:8080. I'd like to do it without having to deploy my application as ROOT.

Let's say I have a web all called alexey.war

How can I make http://localhost:8080/ equivalent to http://localhost:8080/alexey/

How can I make http://localhost:8080/someURI/morestuff/? equivalent to http://localhost:8080/alexey/someURI/morestuff/?

Here is what I tried:
context.xml in my app with
<Context path="" docBase="alexey" debug="0" reloadable="true">
</Context>

Some other stuff too... I really want to do this without having to change ROOT stuff or name of my context. Documentation says that empty path string (path="") should replace ROOT context with my app but that does not seem to work. I searched and there is no ohter path="" anywhere in Tomcat... thanks!
Alexey Gor
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 27
nevermind, looks like I did it...

I tried this before but not it works for some reason. I added that <context> tag to server.xml.... putting it in a separate context.xml as recommended did not seem to work. There are probably other things that prevent it from working... I probably just took one of them out at some point... oh well...
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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