How to customize an error response for an invalid request accessing "/META-INF/" or "/WEB-INF/..." of web application on JBoss EAP 7

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When I send an invalid request accessing "/META-INF/" or "/WEB-INF/..." of web applications on JBoss EAP 7, it returns the following "404 Not Found" response.

$ curl localhost:8080/example/META-INF/
<html><head><title>Error</title></head><body>404 - Not Found</body></html>

$ curl localhost:8080/example/WEB-INF/web.xml
<html><head><title>Error</title></head><body>404 - Not Found</body></html>

$ curl localhost:8080/example/WEB-INF/foobar
<html><head><title>Error</title></head><body>404 - Not Found</body></html>

I would like to cutomize the content of this error page.

I've tried the following <error-page> to web.xml of my application. This <error-page> becomes effective for the normal "404 Not Found" response inside my web application, but it does not become effective for the above requests.


How can I customize the content of the error page for such an invalid request accessing "/META-INF/" or "/WEB-INF/..." of web applications?


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