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Java EE 7: The Big Picture by Dr. Danny Coward

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CHAPTER8

The Self-Contained Web Site: Java EE Web Application

Now that we have looked at all the web component technologies in the Java EE web container, it’s time to take a step back and look at the mechanisms in the web container that apply not to individual web components, but to the web application as a whole.

In this chapter, we will examine how the URI space of a web application is composed. This will lead us to look in some detail at the WAR file format, and in particular, the web.xml deployment descriptor. We have already encountered some aspects of this important piece of metadata, in particular, the security directives it contains. We ...

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