no, because then it won't be in the classpath as Omar already explained. WEB-INF/classes and any jar file in WEB-INF/lib is automatically added to the classpath by the servlet container. This is standard Java and servlet API semantics.
Originally Posted by ericdeng
If you are averse to storing your config file in the classpath, consider using XmlViewResolver - you can store the file anywhere you like.
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