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Q. on Servlet Mapping Specification (re-post)

 
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Hi,

Could someone elaborate further these 2 specifications:

(I)

SRV.11.1

2. The container will recursively try to match the longest path-prefix. This is done by stepping down the path tree a directory at a time, using the / character as a path separator. The longest match determines the servlet selected.


Question:

Supposing your mapping is as follows:
<servlet-name>servlet3</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/catalog</url-pattern>

And your URL is /catalog/index.html

Does recursively means the following:

1. Try to match /catalog/index.html. Not found!
2. Step down the path tree which will give you /catalog. Try to match - Found!

II

SRV.11.2

A string beginning with a / character and ending with a /* suffix is used for path mapping.


Question:
Suppose you have a mapping of /foo/bar/*, is the string used for path mapping only includes those characters inside the / and /*, i.e. only foo/bar is used in this example?

Thanks.
 
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