Re: [Jersey] Explicit registration of Jersey servlet ?

From: Paul Sandoz <Paul.Sandoz_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:13:20 +0100

On Feb 18, 2010, at 8:10 PM, Marc Hadley wrote:

> IIRC, the concern was that a JAX-RS app deployed at with a mapping
> of /* would hide any other content in the web application. E.g. if a
> developer added a JSP or a servlet it wouldn't be reachable.


Plus we currently do not support a defined application as a filter.


> Marc.
> On Feb 18, 2010, at 1:04 PM, Moises Lejter wrote:
>> The changelog for JAX-RS 1.1 says,
>> It is RECOMMENDED that implementations support the Servlet 3
>> framework pluggability mechanism to enable portability between
>> containers and to avail themselves of container-supplied class
>> scanning facilities. When using the pluggability mechanism the
>> following conditions MUST be met:
>> If no Application subclass is present the added servlet MUST be
>> named "" and all root resource classes
>> and providers packaged in the web application MUST be included in
>> the published JAX-RS application. The application MUST be packaged
>> with a web.xml that specifies a servlet mapping for the added
>> servlet.
>> Though I have to confess I think I misread this: I thought that a
>> web application with JAX-RS resources: (1) would not need an
>> Application class, in which case all resources would be included
>> (2) would magically find a new servlet named
>> "" added to its configuration at run time
>> (3) *could* include only a <servlet-mapping> in its web.xml, for
>> the magic entry in (2) - but would default to "/"
>> Which I think is the behavior Arun expected, too. But I think my
>> mistake was in (3) - in looking back at the quote from the
>> changelog, it seems that there *must* be an explicit mapping in
>> web.xml for the magic entry for the servlet in (2), even if it is
>> just "/".
>> So I am with Arun - why not default it to "/" ?
>> Moises
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