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From Markus Karg <>
Subject Re: Deployment / Partnership / JSR-88
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2003 18:22:12 GMT
> 	It's more or less based on JDBC, where most JDBC driver URLs begin
> with "jdbc:".  It prevents any confusion when comparing to other URLs.
> It's a contrived example, but imagine if some database product had the
> acronym "http" or "ftp" or something.  By beginning everything with
> "deployer:" it's clear what you're talking about.  As for why it's not
> required, I don't recall exactly, but a lot of vendors are sensitive about
> over-specifying, and it didn't seem terribly urgent to make it required.

Oh yes, I understand.

> 	I don't know of any specific server vendors, but supposedly there
> are going to be J2EE 1.4 implementations announced the second the spec is
> finalized (any day now), so they must be out there.  I know Netbeans has a
> tool implementation (at least in progress, if not final) -- I can ask what
> kind of server implementation they've been testing against.  You might try
> following up with the J2EE 1.4 spec team and see if they'll release some
> names.

Unfortunately most closed source vendors do not publish their drivers before 
the next release of their server. :-(

Have Fun

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