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what's war files

 
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Hi,
what's war files and where is it used actually
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WAR stands for Web Application Resource as I recall. In Sun's vision of web applications, an entire web application can be packaged in a WAR file. You place the war file in the webapps directory of a servlet engine such as Tomcat and restart the engine. Automatically the engine discovers that there is a war file which does not have a matching directory structure under webapps and unpacks the whole thing. Bang! you are now running the new application. It actually works.
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Originally posted by William Brogden:
WAR stands for Web Application Resource as I recall.


Close -- "Web Application Archive"
-- The Servlet spec gives it this definition:
A single file that contains all of the components of a web application. This archive file is created by using standard JAR tools which allow any or all of the web components to be signed.
A Web Application itself is:
-- A collection of servlets, JSP pages, HTML documents and other web resources which might include images, files, compressed archives, and other data. A web application may be packaged into an archive or exist in an open directory structure.
Check out this tutorial from the HP Application Server documentation for more info --> Chapter 4, Developing Web Components
 
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