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WEB-INF - Jar of Jars

Shiaber Shaam
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Mine is a web application. I have created a Jar containing some custom code and a few 3rd party jars. I have copied the custom jar to WEB-INF/lib folder. The 3rd party jars inside my jar are not visible to the application during deployment/runtime? I have no idea how to make them visible. Please help.


Bear Bibeault
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Any jars in WEB-INF/lib at application startup will be part of the application classpath.

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Pete Nelson
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Don't bundle the third-party jars inside your custom jar file - your servlet container will not be able to find them there. Simply put those third party jar files in your WEB-INF/lib along side your jar file of custom code.

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