How to use Tomcat Context information in GlassFish
By alexismp on févr. 15, 2007
If you're using Tomcat and you are looking into moving to GlassFish (because of Java EE 5, admin tools, Grizzly performance, etc...), you might find this question I was asked twice recently about a specific feature migration.
If you were using Tomcat's Context feature and reading the initialization parameters say from
servletContext.getInitParameter(), you need to provide the same information in a slightly different format in the standard
web.xml deployment descriptor.
Note this can also be added to
$GLASSFISH_HOME/domains/$DOMAIN_NAME/config/default-web.xml if you don't want to repeat this in all your web-apps. But be careful as it takes precedence over the web application