Re: Dealing with application names in a JEE web app

Owen Jacobson <>
Mon, 23 May 2011 23:20:59 -0400
On 2011-05-23 15:11:32 -0400, markspace said:

Hi all,

I'm delving more heavily into JSP/Servlets and JSF at the moment. I've
found something that looks like a questionable design issue by the JEE
folks at Sun (now Oracle, of course) and I'd like to pick your brains
about how you might deal with it.

Basically, when developing a JEE web app, the application name gets
inserted into every URL and associated path. If my app is named
TechDarwinia, for example, then all URLS look like this:


The problem is of course that the web app could be renamed anything by
the deployer/sysop, and I've got strings hard coded to that app name

So how do folks write their apps so that they can handle being deployed
under different names?

<c:url> and equivalent tools that inspect the actual context path (the
"/TechDarwinia/" part of your URL) for the request, largely.


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