Difference between Oracle jdbc driver classes?

I’m using Oracle’s ojdbc5.jar and noticed that it includes two JDBC driver classes.

What is the difference between oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver vs. oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver?

Which one should I use in my Java project?

Answer

For Oracle 9i onwards you should use oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver rather than oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver as Oracle have stated that oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver is deprecated and support for this driver class will be discontinued in the next major release.

http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/jndi-datasource-examples-howto.html#Oracle_8i,9i&_10g

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