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General J2EE: Best Way to refer external jar?

  1. Best Way to refer external jar? (1 messages)

    Hi All, I am working on web application where i have to deploy the application on different App servers. The problem is that while deploying the web application, i want to refer some of client libraries from an pre-installed application. The easiest way is to copy those installed libs into the WEB-INF/lib folder of my web application. But in this case, the admin always has to copy the updated libs from the installed application to my web application whenever there would be any update/fixpack on the installed application. One way to solve this, is to add class-path entries at application server and application server will load them at start. but the problem is that these libs would be available to all deployed applications and can lead to different problems later. I am using J2EE 1.4 in my Web Application. So please anybody can recommend me a solution that is flexible and most appropriate? Thanks
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