For development purposes, how come redeployment of a webapp, is only supposed to work for changes to xx.war/WEB-INF/web.xml. Isn't probably helpful if anything in the xx.war/WEB-INF/classes and xx.war/WEB-INF/lib as well.
Also, having an absolute directory using the 'file:/' designation for the "URLs" attribute under the org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner, any xx.war/WEB-INF/web.xml doesn't not get scanned. This may be a bug. Here's my example on WinXP:
I literally copied the xx.war exploded directory from 'c:/build/webapps' to 'deploy/' in jboss and it started working. Shouldn't the behavior be the same?
have you resolved this issue yet? i've encountered the same issue. URLDeploymentScanner does not scan external folders... so i had to copy the xx.war exploded directory to the deploy directory in jboss
let me know if you know how to get this working.