Re: JSP/JSF and object paths
/WEB-INF/classes is not an http or web directory , its part of the "J2EE container(java server)" specification.
both WEB-INF and classes are purely for the benefit of java servers regardless individualised applications in .war files(folders).
.css on the other hand is a totally web w3c specification in all web site disc zones and really is for the purpose of rendering html and xml. .css has nothing related to java server container structure excepting to know it should be referenced from an area of a java application the http://mysite.com/applicationname/my...ainpointer.jsp is in
In the jakarta tomcat site they do show methods of referencing CSS style sheets in such places and transparently, but it is bad practice because it does not actually belong to(is irrelevent) java server container structure , only web markup xml and html specifications.