[jboss-user] Doc about jboss5 deployment descriptors and "Unable to process deployment descriptor"

Olivier Cailloux mlsmg at ulb.ac.be
Tue Jun 16 15:09:35 EDT 2009

Dear list,

I am currently learning J2EE development using the sun tutorial 
[http://java.sun.com/javaee/6/docs/tutorial/doc/bnadx.html]. But instead 
of using sun's enterprise server, I would like to learn to use JBoss.

I have read JBoss "Installation and Getting Started Guide" 
[https://www.jboss.org/community/docs/DOC-12923] and had a look on the 
"Administration and Configuration Guide" 
[https://www.jboss.org/community/docs/DOC-12927] for JBoss 5.0.0GA 
(links found here [http://www.jboss.org/jbossas/docs/index.html]).

However, I don't find a good doc about jboss specific deployment 
descriptors, e.g. jboss-web.xml for a war. Altough naturally possible to 
find some informations using Google, I would appreciate being able to 
refer to an official doc as good and complete as the Administration and 
Configuration Guide.  Apparently there was some information available 
for jboss4 
But not for the 5th version.

I also have a problem with a very simple example I am trying to deploy 
on jboss5. I built a war containing:
0-21h05-~/Programmation/eclipse/web1/target$jar -tf web1-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war

The jboss-web.xml contains:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE jboss-web PUBLIC "-//JBoss//DTD Web Application 5.0//EN" 

But when moving the .war file to the jboss deploy dir (hot deploying 
it), the server says:
20:34:32,280 INFO  [TomcatDeployment] undeploy, ctxPath=/web1-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT
20:34:32,355 INFO  [TomcatDeployment] deploy, ctxPath=/web1-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT
20:34:32,428 WARNING [config] Unable to process deployment descriptor 
for context '/web1-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT'
20:34:32,428 INFO  [config] Initializing Mojarra (1.2_12-b01-FCS) for 
context '/web1-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT'

The application works (i.e., I can see the content of the index.html 
file when browsing to the /web1-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT context), but why does 
jboss reject my context-root specification?

Thank you for any pointer or help.

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