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From "Matt Walsh" <>
Subject RE: Difference between compile and provided scope for jar artifacts
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:04:00 GMT
Are you sure about that? I believe provided go on the compile classpath
as well. 

To quote the maven docs:

This is much like compile, but indicates you expect the JDK or a
container to provide the dependency at runtime. For example, when
building a web application for the Java Enterprise Edition, you would
set the dependency on the Servlet API and related Java EE APIs to scope
provided because the web container provides those classes. This scope is
only available on the compilation and test classpath, and is not

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ansgar Konermann []
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 9:57 AM
> To: Maven Users List
> Subject: Re: Difference between compile and provided scope for jar
> artifacts
> Am 20.01.2012 17:44 schrieb <>:
> >
> > When I build a jar file, the compile dependencies are not packaged
> into
> the jar.  So, this means that they are expected to be provided
> somewhere
> else in the run time environment, doesn't it?  Which means that it
> doesn't
> seem like there's a difference between compile and provided . . . am I
> missing something?
> Yes. Dependency management capabilities of Maven.
> Maven will put compile-scoped dependencies on the compile classpath
> automatically, whereas for provided it does not.
> Regards
> Ansgar

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