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Re: What are valid URL for calling servlet ?

From: Chris Tomlinson <chris@moonvine.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 22:49:43 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <36CB8DCF.683B995B@moonvine.org>
To: Gildas Mazery <mazery@agence.cpu.fr>
CC: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Gildas Mazery wrote:

> . . .
> Am I missing something ? Is there a good cause for jigsaw and it's
> documentation to use as default directory "servlets" but not "servlet" ?
> Are jigsaw's URI a standard feature or is it the result of the full object
> design of jigsaw ? (where a servlet is a ressource "mapped" in an object as
> any other ressources the server is aware of, and then can be locate anywhere)

The Servlet spec 2.x is silent on the form of the URI of a servlet 'instance'.

This is a key point. On at least the following servlet engines you can setup
multiple, individually named instances of a servlet: Jigsaw, JavaWebServer,
Apache JServ, and ServletExec. The servlet runner in the JSDK is a simple
example not a completely worked out production implementation of the servlet
spec, so it doesn't exhibit all the flexibility of the spec.

This feature requires a means of aliasing or creating virtual objects/resources.

There is no standard way to configure a servlet engine for these aliases or
virtual object specifications Which does make it difficult to build install
that are servlet engine independent but this needn't extend to the URIs.

Christine Tomlinson
Received on Thursday, 18 February 1999 03:52:33 UTC

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