Bug 57245 - "allowLinking" attribute on Context element is not evaluated
"allowLinking" attribute on Context element is not evaluated
Product: Tomcat 8
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation
PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Tomcat Developers Mailing List
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Reported: 2014-11-21 14:54 UTC by Torsten Krah
Modified: 2014-11-24 11:33 UTC (History)
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Description Torsten Krah 2014-11-21 14:54:37 UTC
Docs from here 


still known the allowLinking attribute (known from tomcat6, 7 where it works).
Using the same on a Context element in tomcat 8 results in:

WARNUNG: [SetContextPropertiesRule]{Context} Setting property 'allowLinking' to 'true' did not find a matching property.

And the doc on:


doesn't know this anymore.

So somehow this feature is missing now in Tomcat 8 now - can you please add it back?


Comment 1 Konstantin Kolinko 2014-11-21 15:02:42 UTC
It is on Resources element now. See

The security-howto.html in Tomcat 8 needs to be corrected.
Comment 2 Torsten Krah 2014-11-21 15:06:48 UTC
Looking at the resource documentation its not clear to me, how i can get the "old" behavior for the docBase allowLinking one.
Can a upgrade example be added there too?
Comment 3 Konstantin Kolinko 2014-11-21 15:20:24 UTC
> Can a upgrade example be added there too?

Done (r1640935)
Comment 4 Torsten Krah 2014-11-21 15:21:38 UTC
Comment 5 Mark Thomas 2014-11-24 11:33:04 UTC
Docs updated in trunk and 8.0.x and will be included in 8.0.16 onwards.