I'm using the ExtJS framework which has a bulk of
css files that are used for all apps. I intend to share these between a number of web applications (different
For this reason I would like to serve ExtJS
css directly from the web server, in my case
Tomcat6, which can be used to serve static files, as in this helpful link.
Therefore I put my files under
/var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/ROOT/extjs/. The static files that are directly under that directory are served correctly, e.g.
/extjs/ext.js correctly serves the file at
However files in lower-level directories, for example
/extjs/welcome/css/welcome.css, which should serve the file at
/var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/ROOT/extjs/welcome/css/welcome.css, return a
Tomcat serves static files only at top-level directory. A
404 is returned for files deeper in the hierarchy.
Config file contents:
FIXED - SOLUTION:
The issue was that I was placing the clause:
<Context docBase="/path/to/extjs-static-files" path="/extjs"/>
<Engine> clause. Once I placed it within the
<Host> tag it started working. Reading this doc was very helpful in identifying what I was doing wrong.