I've got a question regarding the deployment in JBoss (JBoss 4.0.0)
Is there a possiblity to deploy an application (war or ear) by just
putting a kind of proprietary deployment descriptor file inside JBoss's deploy directory.
The deployment descriptor just contains among others information where
the directory structure for the application starts.
Tomcat offers such a deployment mechanism.
The Tomcat documentation states (see http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-4.1-doc/config/host.html#Automatic%20Application%20Deployment:
Any XML file in the directory defined by appBase (Application Base directory) is assumed to contain a Context element (and its associated subelements) for a single web application. The docBase attribute of this <Context> element will typically be the absolute pathname to a web application directory, or the absolute pathname of a web application archive (WAR) file (which will not be expanded).