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Spring configuration file not loaded via the application context but does for the servlet context.

 
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Why is it that if i declare a configuration file (my-spring.xml) as shown below the application does not load it.



If i declare it in the MessageDispatcherServlet then it finds it.



Is the first one not the root context? I thought when i declare the config file in the root context then it is available throughout the application but in the above case it seems to be the other way round.
 
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What you say is correct it seems like something else is going on. Below is a standard web.xml configuration



As a matter of fact if you wanted to operate with only a root context you could give the dispatcher servlet an empty config location tag like this

 
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Yes that is what i thought. I just dont understand what it is i am doing differently. Here is the complete web.xml file



 
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I took your web.xml as is and it works fine for me. I defined a couple things in my-spring.xml and everything was picked up fine, I just had empty files for the other contexts you have defined. What is making you say it is not being picked up? Is there an exception in your log?
 
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