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From "Robert J. Carr" <>
Subject Re: CGIServlet
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2007 17:14:19 GMT
> Both.  You've made the incorrect assumption that "made visible" means
> "made visible to web applications", which is incorrect.  A classloader
> makes classes and resources visible to whoever has access to the
> classloader; webapps do not have access to the Catalina classloader.


> Tomcat is the one that processes the servlet mappings, so the CGIServlet
> needs to be visible only to Tomcat, not the rest of the webapp.

GREAT explanation ... I hadn't looked at it this way.  Thank you very
much!  Knowing is half the battle. :)

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