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From Malcolm Edgar <malcolm.ed...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: newbie - can't get VelocityServlet to read configuration file
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2005 22:50:49 GMT
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Hi James,

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regards Malcolm Edgar
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On 8/16/05, Nathan Bubna <nbubna@gmail.com> wrote:
> yeah, i guess the VelocityServlet still supports the old "properties"
> param name, but warns about it.  the VVS (VelocityViewServlet) will
> only work with the "org.apache.velocity.properties" param name.
> 
> the VVS isn't any more or less for "mainly for parsing templates
> directly" than the VelocityServlet.  it's just the next generation of
> the VelocityServlet, having both bugfixes and enhancements.  the
> biggest enhancement is the toolbox support, though the fact that it
> uses the WebappLoader by default is quite nice too.  even if you don't
> use the VVS as-is, you should still find useful patterns and code in
> both it and the rest of VelocityTools for doing webapp development
> with Velocity.
> 
> as for your original problem, something odd is going on (probably in
> your use of velocity) if the properties file is being read, but makes
> no difference.
> 
> tell me, are you using the singleton (Velocity.blahblah) or not
> (VelocityEngine.blahblah) in your servlet?  and what is it that tells
> you that the properties are making no difference?
> 
> On 8/15/05, James Closs <james@bitbull.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 15 Aug 2005, at 21:00, Nathan Bubna wrote:
> >
> > > which documentation?  we should get that changed.  i'm pretty sure the
> > > docs for the VelocityViewServlet are right.
> >
> > The docs (http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity/docs/developer-
> > guide.html#Using%20Velocity%20In%20Servlets under 'deployment') for
> > VelocityServlet are incorrect, or outdated anyway.
> >
> > I have tried both param names and neither solve my problem
> > unfortunately. I will try the VelocityViewServlet but thought this
> > was mainly for parsing templates directly, the stuff I need to do is
> > much too complex to fit within a template (ie I need to make http
> > connections to a different server etc).
> >
> > I could be misunderstanding though - more reading to do : )
> >
> > When using 'properties' on its own as a param name I got a warning
> > message in the logs that this name had been deprecated though.
> >
> > ====
> >
> > James Closs, Director, bitBull Ltd
> >
> > http://www.bitbull.com
> >
> > 07771 991171
> >
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> >
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