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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Running Cocoon on non-compliant servlet engines
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:40:29 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

>>Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>Hi folks,
>>The project I'm currently working on requires Cocoon to run on a 2-years 
>>old Netscape Enterprise server 4.1, which has the servlet 2.2 classes 
>>but doesn't implement them correctly : no context directory, no 
>>classloader for WEB-INF, funky resolution of context resources, etc.
>>So I wrote a BootstrapServlet that sets up a servlet-2.2 compliant 
>>ServletContext and ClassLoader and uses this environment to create the 
>>CocoonServlet to which it delegates request handling. And now Cocoon 
>>runs smoothly !
>Sounds great!
>Does this work in all servlet engines which support 2.2?
It relies mainly on the API being present and reimplements most of 
what's used by Cocoon. So it should be OK if javax.servlet 2.2 is there, 
whatever its compliance status is.

>>I guess this could also be used for other "legacy" engines still living 
>>out there. Are people interested in this ? If yes, I can add it to the 
>>scratchpad in CVS. Or we could even include it in the soon-to-come 2.0.2 
>>(Carsten ?).
>As this is a new component which is well tested and works and which
>has no influence on the existing system, I have no objections to adding
>this to 2.0.2. But please with some docs :)
Ok, ok. Message understood : with some docs ;-)


Sylvain Wallez
 Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon 

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