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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <>
Subject RE: Running Cocoon on non-compliant servlet engines
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2002 13:56:52 GMT

> 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?

> 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 :)


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