Default Artifact Handlers Reference

Artifact handlers (see API) define for each dependency type information on the artifact (classifier, extension, language) and how to manage it as dependency (add to classpath, include dependencies).

Some artifact handlers are configured by default in META-INF/plexus/artifact-handlers.xml:

type classifier extension packaging language added to classpath includesDependencies
pom = type = type none
jar = type = type java true
test-jar tests jar jar java true
maven-plugin jar = type java true
ejb jar = type java true
ejb-client client jar ejb java true
war = type = type java true
ear = type = type java true
rar = type = type java true
java-source sources jar = type java
javadoc javadoc jar = type java true