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From Wendy Smoak <>
Subject [chain] dependencies
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2005 07:07:56 GMT
I'm trying to sort out the dependencies for Chain-- right now the pom
in the repository (for Maven 2) is bringing the Servlet and Portlet
APIs plus a beta version of MyFaces into any project that depends on

>From the project home page, it looks like all three of these are optional.

Can someone please confirm (for a non-portlet developer) that Portlet
works the same way as Servlet, that is, the container provides the API
at runtime?

In addition, the docs say, "To maximize the usefulness of the Chain of
Responsibility pattern APIs, the fundamental interface contracts are
defined in a manner with zero dependencies other than an appropriate

Does that mean that the BeanUtils, Digester and Logging dependencies
are also optional?


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