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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat and .zip files.
Date Fri, 01 Sep 2000 20:08:33 GMT

"Voronoff, George" wrote:

> Can someone confirm or deny this for me.
> It appears to me that tomcat does not at
> .zip files to its classpath.  If I place
> into webapps/myapp/WEB-INF/lib
> tomcat will not find it.  If I unzip
> and then jar it up into a jar file
> tomcat finds it just fine.

This behavior (recognizing JAR files in WEB-INF/lib) is what the servlet
specification requires.  Therefore, Tomcat recognizes only JAR files
that are placed there.

> Thanx
> George Voronoff

Craig McClanahan

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