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This chapter discusses various ways to deploy applications with Jetty. Topics range from deployment bindings to deploying third party products. It also includes information about the Deployment Manager, WebApp Provider, and Overlay Deployer.
The standard Jetty distribution is capable of deploying standard Servlet Spec Web Applications and Jetty internal ContextHandler deployment descriptors, or even a mix of the two.
Web Applications are deployable collections of dynamic (servlets, filters, jsps, etc..) and static content, support libraries, and descriptive metadata that are bound to a specific context path on Jetty.
Ultimately the format and layout are defined by the Servlet Spec, and the official Servlet Spec documentation should be consulted for a more detailed understanding of Web Application layout and structure; however, this will outline basics about how Jetty views these requirements.
Web Applications can be bundled into a single Web Archive (WAR file) or as a directory tree.
The Jetty internal
WebAppClassloader will load classes from
/WEB-INF/classes/ first, then from jar files found in