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From "Glenn R. Golden" <ggol...@umich.edu>
Subject Re: [Pluto] basic architecture
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2003 20:29:44 GMT
Ok, I see how it's defined for Pluto - with the pluto.xml in the 
webapps directory...

Still, this seems to tie Pluto into Tomcat by taking advantage of a 
non-standard feature.

- Glenn


On Monday, October 6, 2003, at 04:19  PM, Glenn R. Golden wrote:

> I've looked in the pluto/WEB-INF/web.xml, the 
> testsuite/WEB-INF/web.xml, and one I used "ant install" in pluto to 
> insert, samples/WEB-INF/web.xml, and nowhere is there any <Context 
> crossContext="true" ... />.
>
> I've also just read the servlet spec, and didn't see any mention of 
> this concept.
>
> Where is this <Context> thing defined?  Under what standard does it 
> exist?  Help!
>
> * * *
>
> Wait - I see <Context ... /> in the tomcat server.xml... is that what 
> we are talking about?  If so, did I miss some documentation that 
> requests that I do something special with <context> in server.xml for 
> Tomcat to make pluto work?  I have not, and it does seem to work...
>
> And if so, then Pluto is dependent on Tomcat, not on any Servlet 2.3 
> container, right?
>
> Thanks.
>
> - Glenn
>
> On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 05:01  AM, Steven Parkes wrote:
>>
>> The portal webapp in pluto requires <Context crossContext="true" .../>
>> and uses ServletContext.getContext to access portletapps.  The portal
>> webapp and portletapps also have to share static class variables in 
>> the
>> portlet container, so the portlet container jar has to be in a 
>> directory
>> such as $CATALINA_HOME/shared/lib.
>>
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