Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Developer's Guide

Redirecting URLs

You can specify that a request for an old URL is treated as a request for a new URL. This is called redirecting a URL.

To specify a redirected URL for a virtual server, use the redirect_n property, where n is a positive integer that allows specification of more than one. This property is a subelement of a virtual-server element in the domain.xml file. For more information about this element, see virtual-server in Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Reference. Each of these redirect_n properties is inherited by all web applications deployed on the virtual server.

The value of each redirect_n property has two components, which may be specified in any order:

The first component, from, specifies the prefix of the requested URI to match.

The second component, url-prefix, specifies the new URL prefix to return to the client. The from prefix is simply replaced by this URL prefix.

For example:

<property name="redirect_1" value="from=/dummy url-prefix=http://etude"/>