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From Darren Gilroy <>
Subject RE: velocity and tomcat
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2002 16:48:58 GMT
Craig - 

Well, the sort answer is, you don't.  At least I think you don't.  Most
individuals choose to use a servlet as the controller.  This servlet builds
your velocity context and calls the merge.  In your web.xml you map .vm
files to this servlet.

Several good controller servlets exist, I use turbine (,
but it's pretty heavy weight if you just want to output some velocity
templates.  I think others use something called "ActionServlet" and have
seen good results.

I think there is a "VelocityServlet" interface if you wish to build your own
basic controller.

That's what I know.  Sorry I can't be more specific.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Longman []
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 8:53 AM
> To:
> Subject: velocity and tomcat
> hello there,
> i'm sure this must be a faq, and/or covered in the documentation
> somewhere, but seeing as i can find neither, i have to ask this.
> how does one configure velocity as the handler for certain extensions in
> tomcat?
> i've got it all installed, i've run the tests, i've some examples in the
> existing tomcat4/conf/web.xml file to create entries to process the
> files; i used the jsp processor as an example, but why is there nothing
> included with velocity to show this?
> i'm starting to think that perhaps velocity has no methods for
> integrating directly as a template processor in tomcat, but that seems
> very strange as all the comparisons compare it directly to other
> webserver template engines.
> please point me to where i need to go to figure this out, i'm very keen
> on using velocity.
> thanks,
> --
>      CraigL->Thx();
>      Be Developer ID: 5852

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