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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: servlet2.3
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:46:56 GMT

2.2 is VERY important...Please don't remove support for it. Am not sure about session listeners.
I'd say out of the box we support 2.2 and folks who need sessionlisteners can do additional


--- Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> a few questions related to adding session cleanup, that I'd be interested in
> getting answers to before I write any code.
> 1: how important is it for everyone that axis runs on a pre servlet2.3
> system? I think 2.2 should still be supported as well as we can.
> 2. if I add a sessionlistener class to do session cleanup, will everyone who
> actually builds axis have access to servlet2.3.jar, even if axis still runs
> happily on 2.3
> 3. Does anyone know a way of adding a session listener at runtime, rather
> than through the web.xml declaration, as if we add it that way we'll need to
> produce separate web.xml and webapps for 2.2 and 2.3? Which isnt that hard,
> if we move to xdoclet1.2 generation of stuff, just complicates redist a bit.
> 4. how do you test session listeners?
> If we dont use sessionlisteners, we can still do cleanup with a housekeeper
> thread, for which I have the source around somewhere as they always make an
> appearance in a big app, and I know how to tests them even before
> deployment. I am just reluctant to add a timer/housekeeper service to the
> axis api unless we dont have a choice.
> Thoughts?

Davanum Srinivas -

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