A user noted that there was an arrow missing between the EJB container and the database. I never really liked the illustration that we used, as it showed paths between containers that we never followed, conveyed information that we wanted to deemphasize (transports, applet container), and contains incorrect information (no link between EJB container and database). My original intent was to simply show the relationships between the containers. The old picture from the J2EE Tutorial almost 10 years ago was really close to what I wanted to show. It is simple and very stripped down. We reverted to it. Attached please find the "bad" illustration (overview-architecture-cont.gif) and the updated illustration (jeett_jd_013.GIF).