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DD: Vendor-specific configuration

Nidhi Sar
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This question is from HFSJ Ch 11 mock test

What is the purpose of the deployment descriptor(DD)? (Choose all theat apply)

A) To allow code-generation tools to dynamically create servlets from an XML file.
B) To convey the web-application configuration information from developers to application assemblers and deployers.
C) To configure vendor-specific aspects of the application.
D) TO configure only database and Enterprise JavaBean access from the web application.

The correct answer given is B, which is fine. But I was wondering about the option C. Wouldn't that be correct too?

Isn't one of the advantages of using DD, that the vendor-specific configuration can be done in it?

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Christophe Verré

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No. Vendor specific settings are usually done in their own xml file. That file is named differently according to each container provider.

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Nidhi Sar
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Ok, thanks for that info Christophe.
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