I have a web application in spring which initially was built using ant. I now changed it to be built using maven.
However the problem is I extracted all the classes to be a separate module to be built as a jar file. Originally these class- and configuration files could be found under WEB-INF/classes. These classes are preliminary Spring classes and the application context file is also in there. When I build the webapp which has this jar file as a dependency, the application context file is not to be found under the WEB-INF folder anymore but is part of the jar file.
How can I reference the application context file if it resides in a jar file within the WEB-INF/lib folder? Or do you guys advise not to extract all logic as a separate jar? (NOTE: I do intend to use the same logic in more than 1 application)