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From "Vincent Bray" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Deploying war on Apache HTTP Server
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2007 15:30:39 GMT
On 25/08/07, Jaqui Greenlees <> wrote:
> ahh, so a .war is some sort of Java file format, nice
> to know. Not that a non java enabled browser would do
> anything but try to download it, at least now I know
> it's not always malware, at least not any more than
> any java app is.

Heh. As I understand it a .war is simillar to a .jar in the sense that
they're both basically zip files including a specific named file
(MANIFEST or simillar). In this particular case, .war is a web
application archive, and contains a standard directory layout for
servlet class files and jsps and config files (yay xml) etc.

All in all, it's not a bad way to distribute a webapp. Certain
commercial webapps are just a single .war file that you can dump in
Tomcat's webapps directory and go. Tomcat then notices the new .war,
unzips it, and gets on with trying to start up some time this decade


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