Class WebappServiceLoader<T>

Type Parameters:
T - The type of service to load

public class WebappServiceLoader<T> extends Object
A variation of Java's JAR ServiceLoader that respects exclusion rules for web applications.

Primarily intended for use loading ServletContainerInitializers as defined by Servlet 8.2.4. This implementation does not attempt lazy loading as the container is required to introspect all implementations discovered.

If the ServletContext defines ORDERED_LIBS, then only JARs in WEB-INF/lib that are named in that set will be included in the search for provider configuration files; if ORDERED_LIBS is not defined then all JARs will be searched for provider configuration files. Providers defined by resources in the parent ClassLoader will always be returned.

Provider classes will be loaded using the context's ClassLoader.

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  • Constructor Details

    • WebappServiceLoader

      public WebappServiceLoader(Context context)
      Construct a loader to load services from a ServletContext.
      context - the context to use
  • Method Details

    • load

      public List<T> load(Class<T> serviceType) throws IOException
      Load the providers for a service type. Container defined services will be loaded before application defined services in case the application depends on a Container provided service. Note that services are always loaded via the Context (web application) class loader so it is possible for an application to provide an alternative implementation of what would normally be a Container provided service.
      serviceType - the type of service to load
      an unmodifiable collection of service providers
      IOException - if there was a problem loading any service