3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2005 7:43 AM by stevecoh2

    Tomcat, HttpClient, and JBoss 3.2.1

    stevecoh2 Newbie

      commons-httpclient.jar is included with jboss in the {jboss.root}/lib directory of a jboss installation. I believe that this is needed by Tomcat, which explains why JBoss puts it so high in the hierarchy.

      This can present classloader problems if the application has need of a higher version of httpclient than the version that came with JBoss.

      I am in a situation where I am forced to use JBoss 3.2.1 but client code needs HttpClient-2.0. JBoss 3.2.1 ships with HttpClient 1.0.16. I'd rather avoid any classloader isolation strategies if possible. Does anyone know if HttpClient is stable and backward-compatible enough so as to allow the HttpClient jar that came with JBoss 3.2.1 (1.0.16) to be replaced by a 2.0.x version without messing Tomcat up?