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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: WAR definition
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2000 22:30:42 GMT
Chris Janicki wrote:

> Rookie question... what is a "WAR"?  (I've probably been dealing with it
> without even knowing.)  I've looked through the Jakarta/Tomcat on-line
> docs and even the glossary, but can't find any info.  Will I find out
> more about it in the JSP specification from Sun?
> Thanks,
> Chris

WAR == Web ARchive file.  It's essentially a JAR file with the contents
organized in a standard way to represent a deployable web application.
You'll find out about it in the Servlet 2.2 spec, rather than the JSP spec.

Craig McClanahan

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