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Subject:   Shouldn't you be creating new URIs?
Date:   2005-05-08 12:32:12
From:   nferrier
Response to: Shouldn't you be creating new URIs?

"I don't think the servlet mapping will pick up test5.py as the correct servlet to call."


Errr... no. Just make sure the servlet mapping has a pattern that looks like:


<url-pattern>/test5.py/*</url-pattern>


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  • Shouldn't you be creating new URIs?
    2005-05-08 18:23:57  jrbriggs [View]

    Ack! You're right. But adding the python servlet as a mapping in web.xml does remove a bit of the flexibility (albeit not much) from the whole system.

    I had a play with the source code of PyServlet last night, and it's relatively simple to modify so that it will look for the last reference to a ".py" file in the path and then ignore what comes after. Which would allow you to have a catchall url-pattern and not prespecify py servlets.
    • Shouldn't you be creating new URIs?
      2005-05-09 02:50:09  nferrier [View]

      According to cool-uris-don't-change you shouldn't expose the .py anyway. URIs should be logical and not implementation dependant.
      • Shouldn't you be creating new URIs?
        2005-05-12 05:48:17  r.p.wilson [View]

        Aren't you nitpicking? And I think you've missed the point.