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All we really need to change is to ensure:

  • they are not bundled when they target an environment where it will be provided (always the case for servlet/J2ee/etc type JARs).
  • they are not used from plugins where the plugin provides them (eg, mock servlet api tests)

Current options seem to be:

  • a "container" scope that implies compile, runtime and test, but can be excluded easily from bundling
  • exclusions on a per plugin basis
    • a full implementation of specification dependencies would allow the plugins to exclude based on the specifications by default
    • this is a bit limited as you would always have to add weblogic specific ones, for example
  • change to independant scopes which is more or less what you are proposing
    • I've listed a couple of downsides to this previously