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From Polar Humenn <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (CXF-411) Refactoring interceptor chain
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:15:09 GMT
I think OnComplete provides an unnecessary inefficiency semantic for 
interceptors. When an "OnComplete" exists, then the interceptor is 
forced to service it, whether it wants it or not, all the time. Why make 
the call? That's inefficient.

These interceptors are "one-way" unlike CORBA ones, which are two-way 
So you can give the interceptors a more proactive, preemptive semantic 
in that the interceptor *assumes* the calls have followed through to the 
end, *unless* told otherwise, i.e. somebody called 
InterceptorChain.abort(). That's not an unreasonable assumption, and it 
avoids having to making calls to OnComplete.

Perhaps an "OnAbort" is more appropriate.


Liu, Jervis wrote:
> Have we decided to remove OnComplete()? Quickly went through the thread [1], it shows
that we haven't reached any agreement on the proposal yet, though there are two approaches
have gained their voice. One is using  OnComplete(), another is without OnComplete(), ending
interceptors will be needed whenever terminal actions are needed. As Eoghan has pointed out,
there are cases interceptor chain can be aborted in the middle of execution thus the "ending
interceptors" may never get chance to be called - This is for HTTP 401 case. Actually I also
have a similar use case: when writing an interceptor that can do service routing [2], I will
need to call  InterceptorChain.abort() on my dummy service once I have redirected the request
to the real destination. Provided the cases listed above are valid use cases, I would vote
for using OnComplete(), as this semantic allows for unwinding the chain with onComplete()
calls to the already traversed interceptors.
> Any thoughts? This has been on my to-do-list for a while, so I will definitely be volunteering
to do this work.
> Cheers,
> Jervis
> [1].
> [2]:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dan Diephouse (JIRA) []
>> Sent: 2007年3月26日 9:43
>> To:
>> Subject: [jira] Commented: (CXF-411) Refactoring interceptor chain
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>> Dan Diephouse commented on CXF-411:
>> -----------------------------------
>> I think we decided that we need to get postHandleMessage 
>> removed now. Any volunteers?
>>> Refactoring interceptor chain
>>> -----------------------------
>>>                 Key: CXF-411
>>>                 URL:
>>>             Project: CXF
>>>          Issue Type: Task
>>>          Components: Core
>>>    Affects Versions: 2.0-RC
>>>            Reporter: unrealjiang
>>>         Assigned To: Jervis Liu
>>>             Fix For: 2.0-RC
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