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From David Smith <>
Subject Re: tomcat-5.5.20 tld listeners from jars only from .../tomcat/common/lib?
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2006 15:23:36 GMT
While this relevant to a more generic question of classloaders, it 
doesn't address the OP's issue.

Zsolt -- can we get a bit more context for this?  My experience with 
taglibs is they work just find under tc 5.5.x.


Martin Gainty wrote:

>Hi Zsolt-
>Straight from the doc
>If you're using webappX classloader the search order is
>  a.. Bootstrap classes of your JVM 
>  b.. System class loader classses (described above) 
>    a.. $CATALINA_HOME/bin/bootstrap.jar - Contains the main() method that is used to
initialize the Tomcat 5 server, and the class loader implementation classes it depends on.

>    b.. $JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar - Contains the "javac" compiler used to convert JSP pages
into servlet classes. 
>    c.. $CATALINA_HOME/bin/commons-logging-api.jar - Jakarta commons logging API. 
>    d.. $CATALINA_HOME/bin/commons-daemon.jar - Jakarta commons daemon API. 
>    e.. jmx.jar - The JMX 1.2 implementation. 
>  c.. /WEB-INF/classes of your web application 
>  d.. /WEB-INF/lib/*.jar of your web application 
>  e.. $CATALINA_HOME/common/classes 
>  f.. $CATALINA_HOME/common/endorsed/*.jar 
>  g.. $CATALINA_HOME/common/i18n/*.jar 
>  h.. $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib/*.jar 
>  i.. $CATALINA_BASE/shared/classes 
>  j.. $CATALINA_BASE/shared/lib/*.jar 
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Zsolt" <>
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>Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 10:13 AM
>Subject: tomcat-5.5.20 tld listeners from jars only from .../tomcat/common/lib?
>>After some debuging I have the impressions that tomcat-5.5.20 searches for
>>tld listeners only in jars files under /tomcat/common/lib.
>>Am I right? Is that a bug or a (new) feature?
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