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From Detlef Pleiß <>
Subject AW: Tomcat 5 - Proposal: move commons-fileupload-1.0.jar to commo n/lib
Date Wed, 26 May 2004 12:57:00 GMT
> Because we strongly encourage webapps to be self-contained (all their
dependencies in WEB-INF/lib).  Things like the XML > parser are the
exception, not the rule.  You don't need to move fileupload from server/lib
to common/lib: you can leave > it there for tomcat's internal use and put
your own version in your webapp's WEB-INF/lib directory.

ok, understood, thanks for your response!

> Your point about the Xerces version in the release note is good and will
be addressed shortly.  Thanks,

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Detlef Pleiß []
>Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:58 AM
>To: 'Tomcat Developers List'
>Subject: AW: Tomcat 5 - Proposal: move commons-fileupload-1.0.jar to 
>Hi Peter,
>> used the shared/lib directory to add your web app shared jars to your
>My point is not about how to get it to work.
>My point is: if commons-fileupload-1.0.jar comes with the Tomcat 
>installation anyway, why restrict its use by having it in the server 
>directory. If it comes with the installation anyway, why not have it in 
>a directory so normal web applications can use it right away without 
>moving or copying anything around.
>ciao - Det.
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