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From "Nathan Bubna" <nbu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cannot find templates
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2008 20:59:53 GMT
On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Christopher Schultz
<chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:
> Peter,
>
> Peter_Ford@blm.gov wrote:
>> I'm still thinking that the loader path is the key to your problem; if it
>> were me I'd be experimenting with setting different likely values (such as
>> '/' or the webapp name). I'd also want to confirm that Velocity is actually
>> reading the right property file (I've been caught out by that one before,
>> where it was using default settings because my .properties wasn't in the
>> right place).
>
> Velocity appears to be loading my velocity.properties file properly from
> WEB-INF/velocity.properties:
>
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,282 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity   [info] VelocityViewServlet: Using custom properties at
> '/WEB-INF/velocity.properties'
> [snip]
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,286 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity   [info] Default ResourceManager initializing. (class
> org.apache.velocity.runtime.resource.ResourceManagerImpl)
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,290 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity   [info] Resource Loader Instantiated:
> org.apache.velocity.tools.view.servlet.WebappLoader
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,290 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity  [debug] WebappLoader : initialization starting.
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,290 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity   [info] WebappLoader : added template path - './'
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,291 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity  [debug] WebappLoader : initialization complete.
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,292 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity   [info] ResourceCache : initialized. (class
> org.apache.velocity.runtime.resource.ResourceCacheImpl)
> 2008-10-06 11:55:47,292 [main] INFO
> org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/chadis]-
>  Velocity   [info] Default ResourceManager initialization complete.
>
> If I change the value for the template directory, I can see the change
> in the log file.
>
> This configuration has not changed since 2005-02-22 when it was
> initially committed to our CVS repository. Likewise, velocity-tools.jar
> has been stable since 2007-12-03. I don't understand why it doesn't work
> as written.
>
> If I change:
>
> webapp.resource.loader.path=.
>
> to:
>
> webapp.resource.loader.path=/

it would appear that what changed is the way the servlet engine is
interpreting calls to servletContext.getResourceAsStream(path),
specifically, it no longer considers paths that start with ./ to be
equivalent to paths that start with just /

> ... the app works as expected. I'll have to hack around with the
> WebappLoader to see what it thinks is the CWD (based on experience and
> typical webapp semantics, the webapp's deployment directory ought to be
> ".").
>
>> As I mentioned I usually jar up the templates, but before I started doing
>> that as a matter of course I'd put the templates under WEB-INF - that way
>> it makes it impossible for a client to request raw templates by name.
>
> I use Apache httpd out front, so I prohibit those requests via httpd
> configuration anyway.
>
> Thanks for the help everyone,
> -chris
>
>

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