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Tomcat 5 vs Tomcat 6

MohanKrishna Bitta

Joined: Dec 28, 2006
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Hi all,

Can anybody explain me about the differnce between Tomcat 5 and Tomcat 6

[ December 29, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Jaikiran Pai

Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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Tomcat 5 supports Servlet/JSP spec 2.4/2.0 where as Tomcat 6 supports 2.5/2.1 spec. More details here

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Bear Bibeault
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We have a forum for question on Tomcat. I have moved this post there.

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Bill Clar
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Joined: Sep 21, 2006
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Not to derail the topic, but Tomcat currently has two 5.x versions: 5.5.20 and 5.0.28. I've looked on their website for an explanation of these differences to no avail. Is there a reason for this?

Bill Clar
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Tomcat 5.0 and 5.5 support the same version of the Servlet/JSP API, but there are a number of differences, as listed here.
Bear Bibeault
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Bill, in the future please start your own questions in their own topic.

Garrett Smith
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One thing I found is that you can't do this in tomcat 5.5 but it works in tomcat 6.

comp.lang.javascript FAQ:
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

The best place to go for a detailed explanation of the difference between versions is the the release notes document that ships with Tomcat.

Tomcat's site also has a "Which Version" page that goes over these differences.

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I agree. Here's the link:
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