[jsr369-experts] Re: SERVLET_SPEC-137: Allow context root

From: Shing Wai Chan <shing.wai.chan_at_oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:08:36 -0700

The usage of context.xml mentioned below is similar to case (iii) below.

The proposed <context-root> in web.xml provides a context-root for the
(We can clarify that the default context-root is name of the application
if <context-root> is not present in the web.xml.)
This can still be overridden by (ii) and (iii) below if it is necessary.

Shing Wai Chan

On 8/25/15, 6:20 PM, Justin Lee wrote:
> I think web.xml is probably not the *greatest* place for that. It's a
> static resource embedded in the deployment artifact that people would
> have to explode to change and then rebundle. I've seen (and used)
> context.xml, e.g., to allow for simultaneous deployments of wars. I
> haven't found matching war names to context roots is really a problem
> for single deployments.
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 8:53 PM, Shing Wai Chan
> <shing.wai.chan_at_oracle.com <mailto:shing.wai.chan_at_oracle.com>> wrote:
> I am looking at https://java.net/jira/browse/SERVLET_SPEC-137
> (“Allow context root”)
> In Java EE ear application, one can configure the context-root in
> application.xml.
> For war, there is no such configuration in web.xml.
> Most servlet containers take default context-root = name of the
> applications.
> And there are different solutions to configure the context-root as
> follows:
> i) configure context-root through the proprietary descriptors.
> For instance glassfish-web.xml in GlassFish and weblogic.xml in
> WebLogic.
> ii) configure context-root at the time of deployment without
> editing descriptors in the war.
> iii) support the configuration of context-root “after” the
> deployment through administration tool.
> I am considering adding a context-root element in web.xml.
> Any comments?
> Shing Wai Chan
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