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From Sriram N <>
Subject Re: ClassLoader priorities?
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2002 11:30:59 GMT

--- Deacon Marcus <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to override single classes in Tomcat by placing .class files
> in server/classes? If a .class exists both in /lib/<somejar>.jar and
> /classes/<package>/<class>.class which one is used?

For Tomcat 4, the following priority list is followed:
/WEB-INF/classes of your web application 
/WEB-INF/lib/*.jar of your web application 
Bootstrap classes of your JVM 
System class loader classses (described above) 

Please refer to, from
where I have pasted the list above.

> Greetings, deacon Marcus

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