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From David Graham <grahamdavid1...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [lang][codec] DigestUtils?
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2003 18:25:46 GMT

--- Tim O'Brien <tobrien@discursive.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Henri Yandell wrote:
> > I've got such a thing myself:
> > 
> >
>
http://www.osjava.org/genjava-core/apidocs/com/generationjava/security/Securer.html
> > 
> > and do believe it's a good thing.
> > 
> > However it's not within Lang's scope. Codec already has the other half
> the
> > equation [hex representations] so possibly this could fall withing
> Codec's
> > realm.
> 
> I believe that at one point a while back we had a contribution that did 
> just that, but for some reason it wasn't included in the 1.1 release. 

That contribution came from Struts and the ticket can be found here:
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20990

It was closed as WONTFIX though.

David

> If 
> there is a utility class that already exists, it should be added into a 
> "digest" package.
> 
> 
> 
> > 
> > Hen
> > 
> > On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Dave Dribin wrote:
> > 
> > > Would there be interest in a DigestUtils class that simplifies using
> > > java.security.MessageDigest objects?  Personally, I find it a huge
> > > pain to do a simple MD5 digest.  Also, it's often necessary to
> > > get the hex representation of the digest.  For starters, I would
> > > propose the following API:
> > >
> > >     public static String md5hex(String data);
> > >     public static String md5hex(bytes[] data);
> > >
> > >     public static byte[] md5(String data);
> > >     public static byte[] md5(bytes[] data);
> > >
> > > There could be similar methods for SHA digests.  I already have a
> > > non-polished implementation that I would be willing to submit (after
> > > polishing).
> > >
> > > -Dave
> > >
> > >
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