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James Dekker
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If you've been following my previous posts, you'll notice that I had a problem of trying to load a properties file (stored under WEB-INF), until I edited my build script and made it place the file under WEB-INF/classes, and then used the following code to load in the properties file:

Although, this works for loading property files into my webapp's CLASSPATH, my new question (just for those who think that I am trying to post the same question twice, which I am not), is this:

I also have a servlet which uses init params to load & parse XML config files (which are located under: %TOMCAT_HOME%/mywebapp/WEB-INF/ )

My new question is:

How do I use the getResourceAsStream() method to load this particular XML file which is not located under WEB-INF/classes? Its located under just WEB-INF.

Also is there a way to convert this InputStream into a File?

Here's my original piece of code (which works when undeployWars="true", I am trying to get it to work when undeployWars="false"):

What I thought I could do was something like this inside the try / catch:

Now, the problem is... I think that there will be definitely be a pathing issue for WEB-INF/attributes-config.xml when using getResourceAsStream() (I am guessing because of my attempts with the Log4jInitServlet postings). Also, how would one convert an InputStream to a File?


How to convert "is" and "xmlConfigFile"?


[ December 22, 2006: Message edited by: James Dekker ]
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