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From "Dan Diephouse" <...@envoisolutions.com>
Subject Re: server servlet decoupling
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:47:15 GMT
On 8/21/07, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> This was certainly one of the original intents, I just hadn't ever
> managed to get around to it.
> Dan Diephouse wrote:
> > I was wondering what people's thoughts were on decoupling the server
> module
> > from servlets a bit. This would allow abdera to be frontend by other
> things
> > a bit more easily (like a MINA based HTTP server).
> >
> > I think it would mainly involve two parts
> > 1. Adding a thin wrapper for HttpServletResponse and use that inside the
> > RequestHandler instead.
> We already have ResponseContext; it's likely that can be refactored for
> this purpose.

OK. I'll see if I can't put a patch together for this for post 0.3.

> 2. Stop using Servlet Filters for things like security, and provide some
> > sort of mechanism to do that inside abdera. (Not sure if this is
> feasible or
> > not - I haven't looked into this side of things too much)
> >
> There is already the notion of a Subject Resolver. Currently the default
> is to get the Subject/Principal from the servlet request.  An
> alternative Subject Resolver can be provided that pulls auth details
> from somewhere else.

I was thinking more about the abdera-security module which seems to be a
collection of servlet filters.

- Dan
Dan Diephouse
Envoi Solutions
http://envoisolutions.com | http://netzooid.com/blog

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