Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Administration Reference

Element Referencing

One element references another when an attribute of the referencing element has the same value as an attribute of the referenced element. For example, the application-ref element references an application or module that is deployed to its parent server element. The application-ref element’s ref attribute has the same value as the name attribute of a lifecycle-module, j2ee-application, ejb-module, web-module, connector-module, or appclient-module element.

The referencing application-ref element might look like this:

<application-ref ref="MyServlet"/>

The referenced web-module element might look like this:

<web-module name="MyServlet" location="myservletdir"/>