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Using resource files from external location

M Sharma
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Joined: Dec 13, 2001
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I want to package an web application by keeping resource bundle files outside war so that the user can change it easily without tampering war file.

I am using Eclipse IDE and Tomcat 5.x.

Whenever I try to keep the resource bundle outside the application, by setting it in system classpath, I am not able to refer it in the programs.

Kindly help me in this regard.

[ January 16, 2007: Message edited by: Manish Sachdev ]

Regards, Manish
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Bear Bibeault
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As you have discovered, the system classpath is not included in web apps.

One way that I have handled similar situations in the past is to identify a location, outside the web app, that the properties file will reside within. I specify this location to the web app as a context parmeter in the deployment descriptor.

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