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From Steve Procter <>
Subject Re: Delivering JSPs without source
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2004 17:08:08 GMT
Sorry if this wasn't clear; the source code is not delivered.  It is the 
compiled jsp files which are placed into the jar file.


Quinton Delpeche wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 November 2004 01:32, Steve Procter wrote:
>>We have a web application that uses jsps.  We want to deliver the
>>application to the customer without source for the jsps.  We have done
>>this in the past by putting all of the compiled jsps into a jar file.
> Hi,
> Hate to burst your bubble, but because you put it in a jar file doesn't mean 
> that the source is protected.
> JAR files can be opened with WinZIP, tar, and jar.
> Jar files are merely convenient ways of storing/distributing/installing Java 
> code and packages.
>>Recently we had to move the application jar files from
>>webapps/appname/WEB-INF/lib to common/lib because we implemented our own
>>realm which uses our object repository; since it has to be installed in
>>server/lib, the code for the repository cannot be installed under the
>>web application directory.
>>When the application is installed in common/lib it is not able to load
>>the compiled jsp files.  They are installed in common/lib/.
>>Does anyone have an idea about why these classes are not visible?
> My suggestion is to rather move your functionality into Java classes and use 
> the JSP pages to present the information to the client.
> Q

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