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context path in Tomcat 5.5

ManiRaj Raj

Joined: May 10, 2006
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How to set the context path in Tomcat5.5?
In Tomcat4.1 we set path in server.xml But here i couldn't find
context path in server.xml.
Please help me
Sonny Gill
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Satyam Jaiswal

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you need to go in "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 5.0\conf\Catalina\localhost" or where ever your "\conf\Catalina\localhost" and make a APPName.xml file, APPName may be anything. Content of the application would be
<Context path="/APPName" docBase=" path of the code" >

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Christophe Verré

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APPName may be anything.

Actually, I think that APPName has to be the name of an existing application.

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Mav Ricky
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even it could be like this as well

<Context path="/" docBase=" path of the code" >
Salvador Cecilio
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So how is Tomcat able to map out the location of the "jsp-examples" and "servlets-examples"?

I can't find their context tags in any of the tomcat xml files.

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So how is Tomcat able to map out the location of the "jsp-examples" and "servlets-examples"?

There is a built in convention that if a directory under webapps has a WEB-INF subdirectory and there is a correctly formatted web.xml there, then that directory is a web application. All according to the servlet API.

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