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Understanding the various XML files in CF and JRun

Note: This blog post is from 2008. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
Ever wondered about the various XML files you may find in CF, such as all the neo-xxx.xml files? Or the JRun-based ones such as jrun-xml, web.xml, jrun-web.xml, default-web.xml, application.xml, and so on?

While tooling through the ColdFusion technotes, I came across this interesting one: Purpose and location of XML configuration files used in ColdFusion MX. While it's not especially new, it shows having been updated in 2008, and the info offered seems to apply to CF8 just as readily as CF 6 and 7.

It also happens to point to a document with brief descriptions of the JRun XML files as well.

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Charlie - heads up that the neo_query.xml was replaced with neo_datasource.xml for 8.
# Posted By Scott P | 7/16/08 10:28 PM
Good point, Scott. When I said that the older technote would still apply to CF8, I meant that what files it did show are still there. But yes, there are indeed new xml files in CF8, including neo-document.xml, neo-dotnet.xml, neo-monitoring.xml, to name a few, that are not only not listed in that document, but I've not found any one document discussing them even in brief detail.

As for your observation, we might note for readers that the neo-query.xml still exists but has a new role (just listing info about the various datasource types, rather than each datasource in detail, which is in the neo-datasource instead.) Thanks for the comment.
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 7/16/08 10:48 PM
Below is another link to docs regarding the various JRun XML files and their structure:
# Posted By dc | 7/17/08 11:38 AM
Thanks for that, DC.
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 7/17/08 2:30 PM
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