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From "James Sieben (EUS)" <>
Subject RE: !oh yeah!
Date Fri, 30 Jun 2000 18:47:17 GMT
I guess my point is, why do I need a tool to do something simple like
configure a web server?

I rather like the Unix philosophy: human-readable and editable text to get
things done. I just felt like server.xml (and web.xml too) don't lend
themselves to that.

Anywho. Ant does rock :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Timm, Sean []
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 1:45 PM
To: ''
Subject: RE: !oh yeah!

Get the format right, and the tools will follow.  I think XML was a great
choice.  No one ever said you'd have to manually type the thing forever.

- Sean T.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Sieben (EUS) []
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 12:09 PM
To: ''
Subject: RE: !oh yeah!

You like server.xml?

ugh. I wish they had stuck with some simple format for the thing, like the
apache configuration.

IMO it's a step backwards in server configuration for UNIX (not to be
compared with the great leap backward that is Win32, and the total
forece-feeding of GUI configuration.) Typing all that
<servetcontext><servelet></servlet></servletcontext> just takes forever.

Anyways that's my rant.

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