On 17 March 2016 16:06:10 GMT+00:00, Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org> wrote:
>This question is not about Tomcat per se, but it does affect it. It's
>really about the EE specification in regards to any servlet container.
>like to get professional opinions on this part of the specification.
>I am quoting from EE 5.0 (see link below), section 8.3.1, paragraph 3c:
>The Deployer must... "Assign a context root for each web module
>included in
>the Java EE application. The context root is a relative name in the web
>namespace for the application. Each web module must be given a distinct
>non-overlapping name for its context root."
>So given this scenario:
>/context/something <-- context is /context
>/context/something/somethingelse <-- context is /context/something
>The specification puts no limitations on the context root character set
>it can include a slash). With that said, would you consider these
>"overlapping" contexts? I noticed one application server supporting
>paradigm without issue, but it seems like a violation of the
>Please advise.
>Also, since Tomcat doesn't support "applications" (EAR?), how should
>specification be interpreted in the absence of that artifact?

That requirement makes no sense as I understand it. You always have overlapping 
context paths because of the ROOT context.

I think this is one for the EG to clarify what they meant.

It is also worth noting that the servlet spec explicitly states thst requests 
are matched against the longest matching context path.


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