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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 7 servlet library
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:13:52 GMT
On 10/12/2012 15:42, Eugen Paraschiv wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a quick question about the exact version of the servlet library
> packaged with Tomcat 7, and maybe the overall servlet spec.
> Tomcat comes with it's own, custom build jar, published here on Maven
> central:
> Is there a separation between the implementation of the spec and the
> contract?

Yes. That JAR is the specification. The implementation is in (some of)
the other JARs.

> More to the point - is there a way Tomcat could use a standard
> version of the servlet jar (for which it has it's own internal
> implementation)?

In theory, you could replace servlet-api.jar with any other Servlet 3.0
JAR that passed the TCK. The question is why would you want to?


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