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From "Nathaniel Alfred" <>
Subject RE: mount - ish question
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2005 06:22:31 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Maloney []
> Sent: Mittwoch, 27. April 2005 03:15
> To:
> Subject: map:mount - ish question

> I'm setting up a web site that consists of two main directories:
>   Main - contains my sitemap and all my main XML content
>   Other - heritage image of a bunch of source code
> I want to keep these separate, because the "Other" directory is under
> its own CM system (SourceSafe, blech).
> I'd like to serve the content from "Other", though, from URLs like
> http://host/Other/...., where "...." could be just about any type
> of file.
> My question is, is there an easy way to do this across the board,
> without having to rewrite every straight-thru pipeline?  I'd like
> something like this in the front:
>   <map:match pattern='Other/**'>
>     <!-- reset the 'src' base directory to '../Other', and continue
>          matching  -->
>   </map:match>
> Any help would be fantastically appreciated.  BTW, I have really
> looked for this answer in the two books I have and in the online
> docs.
> Thanks,
> Chris

No, there is not <map:chdir>.  The only way to change the src base is <map:mount>
to a different sitemap.

But if the large amount of pipelines bothering you is mainly map:read with different mime-types,
you should rather look at your servlet containers configuration.  In Tomcat, for example,
you define standard mappings in web.xml:


Then maybe a lot of trivial pipeline can be replaced by a catch-all at the end:

  <map:match pattern='**.*'>
    <map:select type='resource-exists'>
      <map:when test='{1}.{2}'>
        <map:read src="{1}.{2}"/>
        <map:read src="../Other/{1}.{2}"/>

HTH, Alfred.
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