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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject [5.0] CL delegation order (was: Re: [5][PATCH]Run Watchdog from the jakarta-tomcat-5 build.xml)
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2002 20:09:47 GMT wrote:
> I love classloaders and reverse delegation...

Speaking of which, I think we should stop using the delegation scheme 
recommended by the servlet spec (ie, look first in own repositories, 
then delegate). The idea is that it is only recommended, it is 
essentially broken and is creating a lot of problems.
I also do not believe that overriding shared libraries is a valid use 
case for the average Tomcat user.

So I propose that:
- the default for the webapp CL is to set "delegate" to "true"
- as before, the value of "delegate" can be changed in server.xml

+1 [ ] Yes, CL delegation should follow the standard model
-1 [ ] No, the webapp CL shouldn't delegate first, keeping the 
recommended model in the spec (which is convenient but broken)


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