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RE: Tomcat userid (was Tomcat 3.3 / 4.0 ? When?)

>GOMEZ> Consider that you could have a web application, .war, which
>GOMEZ> will be exploded by tomcat at runtime so you need for some
>GOMEZ> dirs, logs, work, webapps write access !!!
>An application server has no legitimate reason to change the code it's
>executing. Expanding a WAR file is an exception, because it cannot
>handle this format directly.
>Tomcat 4.0 has an option that lets it read the WAR file directly,
>without expanding it.[1] And even without that option, an
>administrator could do the expansion when installing the application.

Tomcat 3.3 has the same option (I think)

>You still need a writeable directory to store compiled JSPs, but even
>this is not a requirement: there are tools that can precompile JSPs
>for you.
>[1] I think SUN intended it to work like that.

I agree but for the average users, locking webapp in read-only
mode will raise more question than necessary.

Also the default for 3.3/4.0 is to auto-expand so you'll have
to also modify default settings....

It's up to you.

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