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Yes it is. If you decide to put your tag files into a jar, the jar needs to contain a TLD for them. This resides in the META-INF directory in the jar file (JAR doesn't have a WEB-INF). Can't recall where it's first mentioned, but it is mentioned on p548.
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But it says the TLD will be inside the LIB directory..inside the jar file !
If you put the TLD in WEB-INF/lib - will the container also be aable to find it there ??
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Yes it would - any directory under WEB-INF. But even if it didn't look for TLDs in WEB-INF/lib, the container still knows to look in the lib directory for jar files. It also knows that jar files may contain a META-INF directory containing TLDs, so for each jar it finds, it will look inside for TLDs in the META-INF directory (or subdir).
So in this case the TLD is inside the jar. The jar is in WEB-INF/lib. So, by deduction, the TLD is in WEB-INF/lib since that's where the jar it lives in sits.
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