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From Mario Felarca <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 3.3a - classloader hirearchy questions
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2002 21:01:59 GMT
At 08:34 AM 02/12/2002 -0500, you wrote:

>Tomcat 3.3 follows the JDK implementation for classloaders
>where child classloaders delegate to their parent classloaders
>first, before attempting to load a class themselves.  This is
>why Base1.class is found in the CLASSPATH classloader even though
>it exists in other classloaders in the chain.
>Per the Servlet 2.3 spec, Tomcat 4.x implements the classloader
>behavior differently.  Classloaders may attempt to load the
>class first before delegating to their parent classloader.
>In this case, your scenario would have worked.

Thanks for your help in clarifying this for me Larry!!


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