touching the web.xml should cause your web application to be redeployed.
What is meant by "touching"? Can you be more specific?
I figured out how to "touch" or change the web.xml's lastmodified date, but that did not work...
File webfile = new File(<web.xml path>);
long curr_secs = System.currentTimeMillis;
Any more suggestions? If one is using JBOSS to update an RSS Feed, this will be helpful
Are you sure the modified time of the web.xml is being updated, if using Windows most people seem to open the file in a text edit add and remove a character and save the file.