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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Search order for static resources in JAR!META-INF/resources
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:48:50 GMT
On 08/01/2013 15:33, Christopher Schultz wrote:
> All,
> Can someone point me to a reference in the servlet spec (or
> anywhere else for that matter) where any requirements are placed on
> the search ordering for static resources that appear in JAR files?
> I suspect that, like classes loaded from JAR files themselves,
> there is no specific search ordering and that the container is
> therefore free to choose any ordering (though alphabetical by JAR
> file name seems to be the least surprising).

There is no such requirement.

Tomcat does (partially) apply an ordering. The code is clearly
commented to that effect.


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