in tomcat 4, the standard context could be obtained in the fowllowing manner:
WebApplication app = .... Object ctx = app.getAppData(); Class standardContextClass = ctx.getClass();
it appears that if i grab a reference to the mbean server, then i can use the ObjectName ref that was returned to me and then invoke "findMappingObject" to get the catalina context.
if anyone else has any experience w/ this, pls let me know if this is what i want to do.