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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject RE: Default classes loaded by Tocmat
Date Wed, 26 Dec 2001 21:33:38 GMT

On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Anand Bashyam Narasimham wrote:

> Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 12:31:26 -0800
> From: Anand Bashyam Narasimham <>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Developers List <>
> To: 'Tomcat Developers List' <>
> Subject: RE: Default classes loaded by Tocmat
> Craig,
> I know Tomcat has always been a standards compliant implementation. But will
> it be possible say for developers to have extensions where instead of
> writing the import statements in a whole lot of JSPs we make sure the Class
> loader loads this as a extension to the list you've mentioned using some
> config file read at startup.
> I do agree that this make it a non-portable JSP, going against the spirit of
> Java and J2EE but today everything written on J2EE though Java is almost 60%
> not portable onto a different implementation :)
> Can this be done?

Sure it can ... by you, modifying the source code yourself and supporting
it yourself.  I'm not going to help you, however, do something this crazy.

It's one thing when vendors lock you in with non-portable features.  It's
a different, and much sadder thing, to see people willing to paint
themselves into a corner like this :-(.

> Anand


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