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From Diane Holt <>
Subject Re: -M flag for <jar>?
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2001 17:19:19 GMT
--- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> I see two reasons, convenience (in the <war> case) and security by
> enforcing some rules (the manifest or webapp descriptor must be
> present).

Are you saying for something to be a .jar file it's required that it
contain a manifest file (I mean, required by something in the Java VM),
otherwise, it needs to be a .zip file?

(Ack, guess I need to start hunting down Java documentation about this



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