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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] loading jar files from lib directory under SCCS
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2000 22:56:21 GMT
Larry Isaacs wrote:

> It this serious enough to need fixing in Tomcat 3.2?  I wouldn't expect the fix to be
too complicated.  Should I take a look?
>

IMHO this should get fixed in 3.2.  Recursive scanning of the subdirectories under WEB-INF/lib
is *not* what the spec mandates --
it is a quirk in Tomcat's behavior that will be inconsistent with other containers, and annoy
anyone who relies on this and then
tries to port their app elsewhere.

The fact that Tomcat also chokes on "malformed" JAR files is less important, but it would
be user friendly to fix it as well.
(You might look at the Tomcat 4.0 approach to checking for this case, in org.apache.catalina.loader.FileClassLoader).

>
> Larry
>

Craig



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