thanks for the verification. I wondered if other people met the same problem and
found that this is a known bug
(http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16000, although reported for
/WEB-INF/lib). I tried moving tomcat-docs to another location and deployed a
tomcat-docs.xml containing the following, symlink-allowing "Resources" section,
according to the documentation:
allowLinking="true" docBase="" />
But it still doesn't work...
I definitely hope they will fix it, otherwise one of the most powerful Linux
features can't be used in web applications! Btw.: I've often asked myself why
the symlinking works for the common/lib folder. Do you know the answer?