posted 5 years ago
Classes used in the web app have to be in a place where one of the involved classloaders can get at them. Usually that's WEB-INF/lib or WEB-INF/classes in the wbe app itself, or maybe in a shared directory of the servlet container, or -as a last resort- via the extension mechanism of the JVM. If none of these work, then it's either really tricky (think custom classloaders) or impossible.
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