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servlet mapping

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If I have to following servlet-mapping!
Which of the following are forwarded to the pdfservlet?
a) http://someserver:8080/mydoc.pdf
b) http://someserver:8080/some/directory/mydoc.pdf
c) http://someserver:8080/pdf/mypdffile
I would say a) and b) .. is my thinking correct ..
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Essentially, yes. But only if you have a web application which is mapped to "root" scope for the server. In most cases a web aplication is deployed to a URL more like:
So the following would be mapped:
  • http://someserver:8080/myapp/hello.pdf
  • http://someserver:8080/myapp/somewhere/hello.pdf

  • and the following wouldn't
  • http://someserver:8080/hello.pdf
  • http://someserver:8080/myapp2/hello.pdf
  • http://someserver:8080/myapp/hello_pdf
  • http://someserver:8080/myapp/pdf/hello

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