I looked in the documentation. For the <jar> element it says "Specifies a JAR file that is part of the application's classpath".
So, that answers the first part of your question, I think. For the second question: is there any other way to do what? What problem were you trying to solve with that idea?
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Thanks for your reply. Sorry for my late reply.
We had this config file which contains the connection-properties for the client to connect to the server. We are using rmi over http. So the properties are like connection.protocol =..... connection.port=.... connection.hostname=... etc...
These are like defined deployment time at deployment time. So we wanted to be able to specify these properties in a file in the server. This file will not be in a jar. And we wanted this file to be downloaded to the client via java web-start.
==================== Thats the whole story in short.
Now 2 Qs, 1. What is suitable approach in this scenario? 2. Is there a way to download any other than jar, zip.. like .exe, .xml files?