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Hi there, I have done some JSP and Servlet programming before, but have only recently come across the '.war' format for distributing a packaged Web application. It would be a real help if someone could please offer a quick overview of what this standard format should contain and how it would normally be bundled up. For info, I noticed this in the latest release of Tomcat. All replies are much appreciated. Jim
Get a copy of the Java Servlet 2.2 API to see a discussion of the use of WAR (Web ARchive) files. java.sun.com has it. WAR files are packaged up like jar files - the idea is that you can put all files used in an application in a single file, ready to deploy. Bill <plug>Java Developer's Guide to Servlets and JSP ISBN 0-7821-2809-2 </plug>
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Thanks Bill That's a very helpful document. You're that Bill Brogden?! we're not worthy...