I already tried an empty Context tag and no Context tag, makes no
difference. Catalina.out has not error. I tried setting logging level FINE
to see if there were anything related to how it scans
conf/Catalina/localhost/ but nothing.

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 12:11 AM, Caldarale, Charles R <
chuck.caldar...@unisys.com> wrote:

> > From: Me Self [mailto:wmso...@gmail.com]
> > Subject: context doesnt pick up
> > When I put the context in server.xml it works fine, but if I put the same
> > context tag in a xml file under /conf/Catalina/localhost/test.xml then
> > tomcat doesn't pick it up. I would rather want to use the latter.
> > The test.xml is
> > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> > <Context docBase="/opt/tomcat/webapps/test">
> > What Am I missing?
> Reading the doc, which for the docBase attribute states:
> "The value of this field must not be set unless the Context element is
> defined in server.xml or the docBase is not located under the Host's
> appBase."
> http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-8.0-doc/config/context.html
> I suspect that if you examined the logs you would find an error message
> related to deployment of the test webapp.
> If all you have in the <Context> element is the docBase and your webapp is
> located in the <Host>'s appBase directory, you don't need a <Context>
> element at all.
>  - Chuck
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