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From Shawn Bayern <bay...@essentially.net>
Subject Re: [standard] Packaging suggestions
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2002 16:54:29 GMT
On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Craig R. McClanahan wrote:

> One thing to keep in mind is that, in the future, the API classes part
> (jstl.jar) will often be provided by the container but you can still
> use different implementations.  I would suggest removing the API
> classes from standard.jar and requiring current users to include both,
> and just remove jstl.jar once the containers provide support (and a
> default implementation).
> 
> If you look at the way the Java XML Pack and Java Web Services
> Developer Pack are packaged, you'll see that we have done this with
> all of the XML based APIs (jaxm-api.jar versus jaxm-ri.jar), for the
> same reason.

Good points, Craig.  Okay, I'll make the split.  Hans is right too -- it's
not as if standard.jar is a panacea anyway; users still need multiple
JARs.

Thanks,

Shawn


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