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i'm experiencing inconsistencies in tomcat configuration. it seems that some of my changes are evaluated just sometimes, while others seem to work fine.
i am working with tomcat 5.5.17 on windows xp. to avoid side effects with auto-loading, i restart tomcat every single time i make a config change.
according to the context documentation, tomcat has a certain evaluation order. that's how i understand it
(1) try to read a context from cat_hom/conf/server.xml (discouraged...) (2) cat_hom/conf/context.xml (empty for me) (3) cat_hom/conf/engine/host/context.xml.default (not existing for me) (4) cat_hom/conf/engine/host/webapp.xml (not existing for me) (5) (if 4 was not found) /META-INF/context.xml (that's where i try to make my config)
to make a long story (and a long night) short:
changes in (1) are evaluated immediately, all others are more or less ignored.
i'm trying to set docBase / path, to achieve absolut referencing to ressources (/img/myPic.gif over img/myPic.gif). for example, if i set a non-valid docbase in (1), tomcat starts with a corresponding error. if i delete the docbase config from (1) and put it to (5) nothing happens. furthermore _sometimes_ the adressing works, sometimes not. if i add an xml-error to (5), i get an immediate xml-parse-exception...
as mentioned, i do restart tomcat after every single change. browser cache is deactivated. this drives me crazy.
many thanks, jan
Joined: Feb 03, 2004
delete cat_hom/work everytime you make config changes.