Talk:JAR (file format)

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I'm a little perturbed about the 'See Also' section of this article. It seems to me that the vendor is taking advantage of the free exposure provided by Wikipedia. Am I off base? If Wikipedia is commonly used as an advertising medium, doesn't it taint the entire work? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 06:56, 2005 December 16.

I agree. It's not even related to the topic of the article except by using the same name. I removed it. Richard W.M. Jones 09:25, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

.jad files[edit]

Mention is made of mobile, but no mention is made of .jad files. Mathiastck 21:23, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

ordering of file types[edit]

Currently, OpenDocument, WAR, EAR, RAR. Googling OpenDocument doesn't even return that the format is a JAR, and indeed, OpenDocument files can certainly be a plain XML format. I'm bumping it down the list.

It looks like JCA uses RAR compression instead of ZIP? Dean 14:31, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

  • I removed OpenDocument, as it has nothing to do with Java. They just happen to use the ZIP format, as do JARs. - Sikon 15:19, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
 It also happens to have a META-INF directory, as do JARs, though the metadata in an .SXW file is META-INF/manifest.xml, not META-INF/MANIFEST. I have checked the headers and both Zip and JARs appear to share the same four bytes at the start:  50 4b 03 04 ; you can't determine type from that.

Problems with the JAR format[edit]

On 2 March, 2007, an unknown user made a paragraph deletion which began and ended in the middle of two unrelated sentences immediately preceeding and following the deleted paragraph. This caused the section to contain an erroneous sentence fragment. I am restoring the ending and beginning of those sentences. Moecazzell 14:19, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

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