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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Resources Usage Question
Date Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:24:28 GMT
On 06/09/2013 17:15, Daniel Mikusa wrote:
> I'm looking at the new resources implementation in Tomcat 8 and I see
> that there are three ways to define a resource in a Context.  With a
> PreResources, JarResources or PostResources tag.
> My question, what is the difference between JarResources and
> PostResources?

JarResources are equivalent to including a JAR with a META-INF/resoucres
directory in WEB-INF/lib

Arguably, users shouldn't be configuring these at all and the ability to
do so could be removed.


> From the docs, the main difference between PreResources and
> PostResources appears to be the order in which they are searched.
> PreResources are check before the main resources and PostResources
> are checked after the main resources.  With that, what are
> JarResources used for?  Both JarResources and PostResources are
> searched after the main resources.  What is the distinction between
> the two?  When would you use one over the other?
> Thanks
> Dan
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