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From nageshyakkanti <nageshredd...@yahoo.co.in>
Subject Re: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: Error initializing Velocity: org.apache.velocity.exception.ResourceNotFoundException: Unable to find resource 'menu.vm'
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2007 19:26:29 GMT

Yes,  make sense 
I will try WebappResourceLoader
and hopefully will work




Christopher Townson-3 wrote:
> 
>>>> On 8/2/07, nageshyakkanti <nageshreddy81@yahoo.co.in> wrote: Hi,
>>>> 
> [snip]
>>>> my velocity.properties is as follows resource.loader = classpath
>>>>  file.resource.loader.description = File Resource Loader 
>>>> file.resource.loader.class =
>>>> org.apache.velocity.runtime.resource.loader.FileResourceLoader 
>>>> file.resource.loader.path = /templates
>>>> 
>>> Nathan Bubna wrote: The FileResourceLoader is notoriously difficult
>>> to configure property in a webapp environment, and is impossible to
>>> use in a webapp run as an unexploded WAR file.
>>> 
>>> I recommend looking into the WebappLoader that is part of the 
>>> VelocityTools project.  You can see the VelocityTools javadoc or 
>>> search these mail archives for more info on it.
>>> 
>> nageshyakkanti wrote: I am using an exploded war file in this.
>> 
> 
> my understanding of the use and purpose of the FileResourceLoader is
> that it really comes into its own when your templates are not stored as
> part of your webapp at all.
> 
> For instance, we use it because our templates are developed entirely
> separately from any webapps and stored in a "document root". This is, in
> fact, an Apache HTTPD docroot (httpd being used to serve static files
> from this, such as *.css, *.js etc).
> 
> It is very useful for this purpose, but requires the specification of an
> absolute file path URI to the resource root (i.e. the docroot), which is
> a environment-specific setting and cannot be defined relative to the
> webapp itself. In other words, your properties file which specifies:
> 
> file.resource.loader.path = /templates
> 
> ... would instead need to specify:
> 
> file.resource.loader.path = /path/from/root/to/templates
> 
> If you do not require this separation between webapp and templates
> (which it sounds as though you do not), then Nathan's suggestion that
> you use the WebappResourceLoader is correct ... it is similar to the
> FileResourceLoader, but your application-relative template path would
> work with that.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
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