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Hi all,

I was reading the JPA specification and there is something I can't understand ( examples ).
We have a lot of example of how to point to a jar file containing entities.

Example 5:
WEB-INF/lib/warEntities.jar WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/persistence.xml
persistence.xml contains: <jar-file>lib/warEntities.jar</jar-file>

I think I am wrong but persistence.xml should contain : <jar-file>../lib/warEntities.jar</jar-file> ?

Could you please give me a piece of advice on that purpose ?

In the same way if we look at :

Example 7:
WEB-INF/lib/warPUnit.jar (with META-INF/persistence.xml )
persistence.xml contains: <jar-file>../../../lib/earEntities.jar</jar-file>

I think it should contain <jar-file>../../lib/earEntities.jar</jar-file>
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It's important to know what the persistence unit root is. The persistence unit root is the JAR or directory that contains the META-INF directory where the persistence.xml file is located.

So I'm with you on both examples: I think it needs to be ../lib/warEntities.jar for the first and in the second example, in which the JAR is the root, I believe it needs to be ../../lib/earEntities.jar

Can anyone shed a light on this please?
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