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From "Steve Ochani" <ocha...@ncc.edu>
Subject Re: What are the consequences of putting shared web resources in the "common" folder?
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:50:41 GMT
Date sent:      	Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:42:34 -0400
From:           	David kerber <dckerber@verizon.net>
Subject:        	Re: What are the consequences of putting shared web resources in 
the
	"common" folder?
To:             	Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Send reply to:  	Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>

> Steve Ochani wrote:
> > On 9 Jul 2008 at 11:57, Edward Song wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> What are the consequences of putting shared web resources in the
> >> "common" folder vs. the "shared" folder?
> >>
> >> I´m not sure how to articulate the consequences of putting shared
> >> resources in the "common" folder. The following below is in the
> >> documentation, but is it enough to force another QA cycle on a
> >> server running multiple web apps?
> >>
> >> Common - This class loader contains additional classes that are
> >> made visible to both Tomcat internal classes and to all web
> >> applications. Normally, application classes should NOT be placed
> >> here. 
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance for anyone participating in this thread.
> >>
> >>     
> >
> >
> > Why would you want to put "shared web resources" in the common
> > folder if the resources are just being used by the webapps?
> >   
> 
> One thing I've run into is a database driver that is used by multiple
> webapps (on windows).  If it's in each app's own lib, I get an error
> that the driver .dll is already loaded.  Moving it into the common
> folder prevents this from happening.  If there was a folder that was
> shared only among web apps, and not with tomcat itself, that would
> work as well.
> 

I've used the shared dir. for that which is what the OP is comparing against.



-Steve O.




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