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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: Webapps loading order
Date Mon, 22 Jan 2007 15:47:36 GMT
> From: Orlando Reis [mailto:reis.orlando@gmail.com] 
> Subject: Re: Webapps loading order
> 
> The reason for not having any order is because it's 
> multithread and all webapps are loaded at the same time.

Actually, the Tomcat webapp deployer is not currently multi-threaded,
but there's no reason it couldn't be in the future.  The servlet spec
does not define a loading order, since by definition, all webapps are
supposed to be independent.

As others have pointed out, if you need something above and beyond
spec-defined behavior, you have to provide it yourself.  Tomcat tries to
adhere to the letter of the spec; any additional behaviors results in
apps being less portable across containers.

 - Chuck


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