4.6 Automatic Imports

The SpringSource dm Server generates automatic package imports (i.e., via the Import-Package manifest header) for various module personalities. This section lists which packages are automatically generated for each personality.

Automatic Imports for the Web Personality

As required by the OSGi Web Container specification all WARs and Web Bundles will automatically import the following packages:

  • javax.servlet;version="2.5"
  • javax.servlet.http;version="2.5"
  • javax.servlet.jsp";version="2.1"
  • javax.servlet.jsp.el;version="2.1"
  • javax.servlet.jsp.tagext;version="2.1"
  • javax.el";version="1.0"

In addition to the above-described imports, dm Server will also generate automatic imports for all of the packages that are exported by the system bundle, unless an import for the package already exists in the artifact’s manifest, or the artifact contains the package, i.e. within WEB-INF/classes, or in a jar file in WEB-INF/lib. When an import is generated, it is versioned such that it exactly matches the version or versions of the package that are exported from the system bundle. For example, a package that’s exported only at version 1.0.0 will generate an import with a version of [1.0.0,1.0.0], and a package that’s exported at version 1.0.0 and version 2.0.0 will generate an import with a version of [1.0.0,2.0.0].

[Tip]System Bundle Package Exports

For further details on which packages are exported by the OSGi system bundle, consult the java6-server.profile file located in the SERVER_HOME/lib directory.