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Spring Framework example source code file (WebAppRootListener.java)

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The Spring Framework WebAppRootListener.java source code

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package org.springframework.web.util;

import javax.servlet.ServletContextEvent;
import javax.servlet.ServletContextListener;

 * Listener that sets a system property to the web application root directory.
 * The key of the system property can be defined with the "webAppRootKey" init
 * parameter at the servlet context level (i.e. context-param in web.xml),
 * the default key is "webapp.root".
 * <p>Can be used for toolkits that support substition with system properties
 * (i.e. System.getProperty values), like log4j's "${key}" syntax within log
 * file locations.
 * <p>Note: This listener should be placed before ContextLoaderListener in web.xml,
 * at least when used for log4j. Log4jConfigListener sets the system property
 * implicitly, so there's no need for this listener in addition to it.
 * <p>WARNING: Some containers, e.g. Tomcat, do NOT keep system properties separate
 * per web app. You have to use unique "webAppRootKey" context-params per web app
 * then, to avoid clashes. Other containers like Resin do isolate each web app's
 * system properties: Here you can use the default key (i.e. no "webAppRootKey"
 * context-param at all) without worrying.
 * <p>WARNING: The WAR file containing the web application needs to be expanded
 * to allow for setting the web app root system property. This is by default not
 * the case when a WAR file gets deployed to WebLogic, for example. Do not use
 * this listener in such an environment!
 * @author Juergen Hoeller
 * @since 18.04.2003
 * @see WebUtils#setWebAppRootSystemProperty
 * @see Log4jConfigListener
 * @see java.lang.System#getProperty
public class WebAppRootListener implements ServletContextListener {

	public void contextInitialized(ServletContextEvent event) {

	public void contextDestroyed(ServletContextEvent event) {


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