The problem here is that, with URL-related parameters in common-config, the test server somehow generates URLs with localhost for the machine name. Not sure why this is--I'm thinking it's the result of two things:
- code within the application that is redirecting requests
- code that is relying upon the presence of certain paths within URLs
I'm of the opinion that any redirection within the application is a kludge. URLs given the client should be the URLs that satisfy the client's requests; we're generating them programatically in the first place. Why introduce complexity when none is needed? If it is needed, then there's a flaw in design that needs to be addressed.
That said, if redirection is a temporary fix to accommodate code that will be going away prior to the release of 1.0, I'll mark this issue as relying upon the removal of that code.
Moving forward, I'm going to put this issue and the testing of the standalone server on hold until we get closer to the end of QA for 1.0