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Support for custom URL Resource Providers in WebSphere Liberty Profile
Within our company we use WebSphere Liberty Profile during development since it greatly improves the performance. Unfortunately there is some disconnect between full-blown WebSphere and WebSphere Liberty Profile in the area of configuration. The former one provides a configuration facility named "Custom URL Resource Providers" that allows for flexible configuration depending on an application's needs.
WebSphere Liberty Profile does not provide an option for registering a custom URL Resource Provider. This makes impossible for applications to be configured in a standard and portable way.
It should be possible to register URL Resource Providers via server.xml.
Moreover, WLP could provide pre-built resource provider that would allow reading configuration properties from property files. The similar one exists in GlassFish Server in the form of org.glassfish.resources.custom.factory.PropertiesFactory:
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