What you describe doesn't happen for me.
Also, don't post a bug if you just want to suggest a configuration change (this seems safe to me, so I'll do it).
first of all i apologize for the fact that the post is almost unreadable.
Just this morning i realized that anything between < > and " " disappeared from the title and anything between < > disappeared from the body.
And it continues to do so unless i put spaces after < and before >.
Is this the correct way to enter XML snippets in the forums?
Anyhow the title should have read:
Tomcat5 default < Host > definition must have deployXML="false"
and the last lines should have read:
The default server.xml in jbossweb-tomcat50.sar should be coded with
< Host name="localhost" autoDeploy="false" deployXML="false" >
to avoid that Tomcat tries to deploy applications by itself.
Now to the base question:
i have tried many times, but during deploy of Tomcat sar the behaviour is always the same, when it sees any context.xml in conf/jboss.web/localhost it immediately tries to deploy the associated webapps unless i do what outlined in my previous post.
If this doesn't happen to you, and i don't understand why since this should be natural Tomcat behaviour, then i must be doing something odd.
Can you advice on this?
I'll add a flag in Tomcat to allow disabling this for good, as it's bad behavior for embedded.