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From Kito Mann <>
Subject Re: JSF2 and content from the classpath?
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:54:00 GMT
Hello Stephen,

With JSF 2, you can use the resource handling mechanism to load resources
from META-INF/resources -- this works for composite components, images, etc.
If you want to serve .xhtml files from a JAR, you need to write a custom
ResourceResolver, which is a trivial exercise. See:
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On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Stephen Connolly <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Just a quick question as I am doing some research.
> I cannot remember (and my google searches are just turning up far far too
> much noize) whether it is possible to server content directly from jars on
> the classpath rather than only from the wars.
> I'm thinking of a case where you might have a plugin mechanism, or a core
> functionality and you want to be able to merge that into your web
> application without expanding the jar file as a war overlay.
> I cannot recall if I only dreamt reading that you could do the following,
> or
> if you actually can.
> Jar would look something like:
> /
>  com
>    somecompany
>      ...
>    faces-config.xml
>    content
>      plugin.xhtml
> And then if the webapp had that jar on the classpath, a request for
> /contextRoot/plugin.xhtml would server the content from the jar file and
> not
> bomb out because the file does not exist in the war file itself.
> -Stephen

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