BEA getRealPath for properties file

I have a properties file that I need to access within my web application.  I built it on JBuilder using Tomcat 4.1, and I call the following method to derive the path for my properties file...

session.getServletContext().getRealPath("/") + "/properties/";

In any case, it doesn't work when I deploy it to BEA.  The method return a NULL.  Any clue on how to retreive the application path of my project within BEA.  Thanks.

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Because HttpSession.getSessionContext() is deprecated.

Use either application.getRealPath("/") (for JSPs) or this.getServletContext().getRealPath("/") for servlets.
Put the properties file inside WEB-INF/classes

Then get at it via:

  InputStream is = this.getClass().getResourceAsStream( "/" ) ;


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Weblogic will always return null if it's deployed as a WAR as well (according to all the sites I could find via google) :-/

Apparently this is right according to the spec, and all other app servers are doing it wrong...

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