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From "Vincent-Olivier Arsenault" <>
Subject Cocoon Producer Problems
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:31:38 GMT

Here's what I want to do:

When a request is made trough apache, it looks for the requested file, if it
does't find it on the file system, I want the 404 error document to be
generated by a custom cocoon producer, which generates xml as a thin client
for a remote application server (ejb). The requested url may be valid (not
return a 404) because there is no xml document in the filesystem at all,
they are all generated by the cocoon producer.

what I have:

-cocoon 1.6-dev (monday's cvs)
-tomcat (monday's cvs)
-apache 1.3.9 (release version)

Ok what I did:

in httpd.conf :

ErrorDocument 404 /index.xml?producer=ejb

index.xml exists but it's empty (i get an error if it points to a
nonexisting file). ejb is my producer, which i set up in

in web.xml:


Ok here's my problem, let say I want
"/shop/jazz/louis-armstrong/wondeful-world/1254588.html" the shop directory
is not there, so the 404 is sent to index.xml?producer=ejb, and ejb is a
dummy producer that displays all the parameters and request's header infos.
This is the output I get:

URI : /index.xml

PathInfo : null

ServletPath : /index.xml

accept : image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg,
application/, application/msword, application/,

accept-encoding : gzip, deflate

host :

accept-language : en-us

connection : Keep-Alive

user-agent : Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows 98)

producer : ejb

As you can see the producer parameter is displayed, but, apache is supposed
to send those parameters (and I don't see them):


I seems normal since when i request
"/shop/jazz/louis-armstrong/wondeful-world/1254588.html?debug=yes" i get the
same output (no "debug : yes").

So what I need is the requested url
("/shop/jazz/louis-armstrong/wondeful-world/1254588.html") and the
parameters with their respective values (apache's and custom ones).

I would appreciate any suggestion as I may be on a completly wrong path
here. And if you think this is a bug (more likely tomcat's) please tell me,
so that I send a report to the jakarta mailing list.


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