Inter-Web-Application Communication

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Inter-Web-Application Communication

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An EAR file could have multiple WAR files. Each of them is a Web application. There are no standard way to communicate between two Web applications.

However, ZK supports a way to reference the resource from another Web applications. For example, assume you want to include a resource, say /foreign.zul, from another Web application, say app2. Then, you could do as follows.

<include src="~app2/foreign.zul"/>

Similarly, you could reference resources from another Web application.

<style src="~app2/foo.css"/> <!-- assume foo.css is in the context called app2 --> 
<image src="~/foo.png"/> <!-- assume foo.png is in the root context -->

Note: Whether you can access a resource located in another Web application depends on the configuration of the Web server. For example, you have to specify crossContext="true" in conf/context.xml, if you are using Tomcat.

Web Resources from Classpath

With ZK, you could reference a resource that is locatable by the classpath. The advantage is that you could embed Web resources in a JAR file, which simplifies the deployment.

<image src="~./my/jar.gif"/>

Then, it tries to locate the resource, /my/jar.gif, at the /web directory by searching resources from the classpath.

There are three ways to place file in classpath.

Under java src folder

Create web folder under src folder. ~. will search src/web. For example src/web/my/jar.gif can be found by <image src="~./my/jar.gif"/>.

Under WebContent folder

Create classes/web under WebContent/WEB-INF folder. For example WebContent/WEB-INF/classes/web/my/jar.gif can be found by <image src="~./my/jar.gif"/>.

Jar the file

You may jar the resource and place it under WebContent/WEB-INF/lib folder. For <image src="~./my/jar.gif"/>, the file should be under web/my/jar.gif inside the jar file.

Last Update : 2022/01/19

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