1. Tomcat starts up.
2. Tomcat explodes an WAR files found in the $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps
3. For each web application (ie apps in the
+ those explicitly named in server.xml)
3a. Add each JAR in the $WEB_APP/WEB-INF/libs directory to the
3b. Add the $WEB_APP/WEB-INF/classes directory to the CLASSPATH.
From what I have been hearing, Tomcat doesn't do 3b very well
on the NT
platform. This explains my problem with trying to deploy my
web app in the
WAR file format.
AFAIK tomcat works in NT very well, i'm on NT, and tomcat works for me
very well without problems in deploying WAR files that contain
WEB-INF/lib, but Xalan needs to be installed in the main classpath
BEFORE any other DOM implementation, due to a restriction in the DOM2 (
experimental ) support, this info is from the cocoon intall.... i dont
know Xalan very well but i use Tomcat everyday without problems.