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From Robert Marcano <>
Subject Re: [C2] Regression in classpath generation -- Someone take a look at this please
Date Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:21:22 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Robert Marcano wrote:
> It was removed.  Now, consider Servlet Engines like IBM WebSphere 3.5.2
> (Any previous version is not guaranteed to work), that not only have
> broken classloaders, they physically rearrange the webapp.  In those cases
> (in order for compilation to work) you will have to recopy the jars into
> the proper location again.
> With the Servlet 2.2 spec and Servlet 2.3 spec, one would think that rearranging
> the war file is not only too much manipulation, but that those contracts should
> be guaranteed even if you place the jars somewhere else...
> There is much I have grown to dislike about WebSphere.

The reason why it is rearranged is for security reasons, in order to 
protect the java code from improper downloads. I think that is posible 
to get a workaround until the servlet spec defines a standard way to get 
the web application classpath

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