1) Yes, we probably missed this attribute when we xmbean-ized the .war deployer. I'll add it back:
2) Don't know the reason for not setting this to true (be explicit about .war deploymens?). What's your use-case that needs this to be true?
We have a web application that does not have .war extension for the web directory. The version of jboss is 4.0.3sp1. Is that attribute not there in that version of jboss?
For example: root/WEB-INF/web.xml