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From Alex Chaffee <>
Subject Re: What Do We Do With The User's Classpath?
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2000 08:20:33 GMT
> One simple problem with custom class loaders is that you can't prevent
> them from defining java, javax or tomcat classes and using the pacakge-level
> access. 

I'm not a spec expert, but that sounds incorrect.  At least I hope it is :-) :

Java Language Spec, 20.14 :

Class loaders may typically be used by security managers (-20.17) to
indicate security domains: two classes may considered to be "friendly"
or "related" to each other only if they were defined by the same class

Alex Chaffee             
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