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Multiple applications- single web.xml?

A Kumar
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Is it possible that we can have multiple applications in the tomcat server but there is one single web.xml for all of them..

Is such a configuration possible?

Thanks in advance.
A Kumar
[ March 08, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
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A Kumar
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That was an interview question posed to a friend of mine...
And the interviewer had said that it is possible....but I am not sure..

Any light???
William Brogden
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Recall that there is a default web.xml that applies to ALL applications - perhaps that was what the interview question was trying to get at?
A Kumar
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Hi William,

I checked the file and it mentions..

<!-- ======================== Introduction ==============================-->
<!-- This document defines default values for *all* web applications --> <!-- loaded into this instance of Tomcat. As each application is --> <!-- deployed, this file is processed, followed by the --> <!-- "/WEB-INF/web.xml" deployment descriptor from your own --> <!-- applications. --> <!-- --> <!-- WARNING: Do not configure application-specific resources here! --> <!-- They should go in the "/WEB-INF/web.xml" file in your application.-->

So yes maybe he meant this ...I think we can configure here...

Appreciate your reply...

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