I'm trying to use Spring to configure a web app deployed in JBoss. I've added this to the web.xml:
<listener> <listener-class>org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener</listener-class> </listener>
However, I've based my config on the 'default' JBoss config that includes wars such as jmx-console.war, and now these fail to deploy with the error:
[ContextLoader] Context initialization failed org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanDefinitionStoreException: IOException parsing XML document from ServletContext resource [/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml]; nested exception is java.io.FileNotFoundException: Could not open ServletContext resource [/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml]
So how can I tell ContextLoaderListener to ignore this error, or at least bypass these particular wars, while still attempting to process my own wars?
You must have your application context at
/WEB-INF/applicationContext.xml. As this is application-specific, it should be configured for your applications, not other applications. That is, don't map the
ContextLoaderListenerat an application server level.
You CAN setup an alternative location, using:
But you can't (and you must not) ignore it.