The servlet API describes all the rules that cover this sort of question - you should download a copy from java.sun.com The answer is yes, classes in a jar file in the yourapplication/WEB-INF/lib directory will be picked up just like the individual class files in yourapplication/WEB-INF/classes directory would. It does have to be type ".jar" - ".zip" will not work. Bill
Shiva, Javaranch has an official naming policy. Please read that policy and change your display name to a name that conforms. We would like you to be able to continue posting here at Javaranch. Thank you.