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From S.Z...@spmv.de
Subject AW: zip files
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2000 08:02:34 GMT
Hi,

> I extracted the classes111_01.zip file and put it into a jar 
> so that it
> would work correctly.

Why did you do that?
My understanding is that *.zip and *.jar files are the same (have the same
internal format).
It had been easier to rename the *.zip file to a *.jar file.

> It is a terrible pain, zip is supported by java in 
> java.util.zip, so why not
> support it in
> tomcat as well.

Java supports it, because jar- and zip-files are almost the same.

HTH,

Stephan

> 
> Johan Peeters wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > A source of small nuisance in this otherwise fine product: 
> some vendors
> > supply their class files in other (legal) formats than jar 
> - Oracle, for
> > example, supplies .zip files. At present .zip files do not 
> appear to be
> > put in the classpath if they are in the web-inf/lib directory.
> >
> > While on the subject of Oracle files in the lib directory, 
> Jason Rumney
> > mentioned in a previous post that there he had some doubts 
> as to whether
> > they could go in there. I have lightly tested this (after 
> renaming the
> > .zip file to .jar :-), and it appears to work. It remains to be seen
> > whether it continues to do so when used in anger - it is my
> > understanding that Oracle supplies implementations of interfaces in
> > these zip files. So that should be OK. Anyone any views on this?
> >
> > Best Wishes,
> >
> > Yo
> >
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